5th September 2017

14 nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1300 with 69 new birds of 14 species – a good mornings ringing after the recent terrible weather.

A Svartvit flugsnappare (Pied Flycatcher) was trapped with a Finnish ring on it. The ring looked very fresh, so probably only ringed a few days ago. Will be interesting to see where and when it was ringed. Our first foreign control of the autumn.

Spent a few hours with Erik & Mats from Natursiden, who have come to the island to find out about the work of the station.

Meanwhile Lasse has drilled drainage holes in the concrete at the entrance to the cellar to fit a drain to allow the water to drain out. After 30 years of occassional flooding, a ‘phone call from Tore has hopefully sorted out the problem! Thanks to him for help yesterday in draining the water out of the cellar and to Lasse for acting so quickly to help.

This afternoon had a member of the public call at the Obs to express concern about the nets at SUDD, in fact they were quite angry. Did my best to calm him down and then Kay & I went down to check. All nets re-closed and in some cases removed from trees where loose bits had become entangled. They did not look good! Some bad PR for the Station unfortunately.

There will be two at the Obs tonight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: East
Strength: Strong wind, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker Större hackspett 1
Robin Rödhake 4
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 7
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 25
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 3
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 8
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 7
Chaffinch Bofink 1

of interest
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 2 Flying overhead
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 4 Migrating
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Foraging
Common Greenshank Gluttsnäppa 1 Call