23rd August 2017

Nets opened at 0430 with some closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145. A decent morning of 58 new birds of 13 species, with the first migrant Kungsfågel (Goldcrest ) and Rödhake (Robin) caught along with another two Härmsångare (Icterine Warbler) to give a total of 64 for the year, the highest year total at the Obs.

The majority of bird bags washed and dried.

In the afternoon Liam and Janne will trim the net area at SUDD and Chris & Kay are replacing some of the canopy nets. If time and energy permit, they will then start putting up nets in SUDD.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam & Janne

Wind: North
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20 km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Robin Rödhake 1
Whinchat Buskvätta 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 6
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 3
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 30
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 3
Great Tit Talgoxe 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 4

of interest

White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 1 Flying overhead
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 10 Migrating
Osprey Fiskgjuse 1 Migrating
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 2 Migrating
Yellow Wagtail Gulärla 6 Migrating