15th September 2017

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1145 with a very pleasing total of 130 new birds of 16 species – very welcome after the recent few days of low numbers.

Although most birds were the expected range of autumn migrants a Videsparv (Rustic Bunting) caught in the last round of the day was by far the best bird caught, only the 14th ever caught here and the first since 2013.

A guiding was given to 25 people from 1130 until 1245.

Afternoon will be spent cleaning ready for weekend visitors.

There will be six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Bosse, Lena, Mats and Lasse.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20 km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker Större hackspett 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 2
Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 17
Redstart Rödstjärt 3
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 5
Blackcap Svarthätta 4
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 20
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 67
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Rustic Bunting Videsparv 1

of interest
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 5 Migrating
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Migrating
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating
White Wagtail Sädesärla 30 Migrating