7th September 2017

20 nets opened at 0500 and the rest opened during the morning as the wind decreased, with all 30 nets closed at 1100.

A total of 50 new birds of 12 species including the first migrant Järnsparv (Dunnock) of the autumn. Among the 11 Svarthätta (Blackcap) caught was a 1cy male with a dark grey beast and belly, completely lacking in any pale feathering.

Despite the movement of Sparvhök (Sparrowhawk) past the island there were no birds killed in the nets, though the remains of an Enkelbeckasin (Common Snipe) were found in one net. The birds had been plucked and mostly eaten somewhere else and had presumably been dropped when the Sparvhök hit the net.

There will be two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay.

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


Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1
Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 5
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 5
Blackcap Svarthätta 11
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 3

of interest
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 30 Migrating S
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Foraging