Heavy rain until 1000 on a strong SE wind that went W and increased after 1000 to peak at 19 m/s prevented any ringing today, the first day of no ringing since 30th June.
Time taken to catch up on some personal stuff but also Kay has put a final coat of paint on the Lab door and cleaned the Lab. Chris has cleaned the bathroom, including the drains and put up the remaining Tornseglare nest boxes – ready for full occupancy of birds in 2018!!!
There will be just two overnight at a very windy observatory: Chris & Kay.
|Wind:||South-east veering W|
|Strength:||Strong, increasing to very strong, 14-19 m/s|
|Visibility:||Moderate to poor, 4km|
|Cloud cover:||Overcast, 8/8|
|Eurasian Sparrowhawk||Sparvhök||1||Foraging, Bredmar|
|Black-headed Gull||Skrattmås||40||Migrating S past Observatory|
|Arctic Tern||Silvertärna||4||Migrating south – Vaderbunken|
|Arctic Tern||Silvertärna||1||Migrating south – Vaderbunken 2cy bird|
|Northern Wheatear||Stenskvätta||1||Foraging, Vaderbunken|