22nd September 2017

Very strong winds together with occasional rain showers restricted the number of nets opened at 0545 to 9 with these closed at 1100 as a band of more prolonged light rain arrived. Despite this 34 new birds of 9 species were caught including a Blåhake (Bluethroat) and a Höksångare (Barred Warbler).

Plenty of birds moving through and past the island today, with over 800 Vitkindad gås (Barnacle Goose) passing over the Obs in 10 large flocks. There must have been many more passing the island out of our sight.

Some migration watching at Vadarbunkern this afternoon, but not much by that stage. Rest of the afternoon spent cleaning the Obs ready for weekend visitors.

There will be four at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay, Mikael and Håken.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Very strong, 15-19 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers


Robin Rödhake 13
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Barred Warbler Höksångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 4
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 8
Blue Tit Blåmes 3
Great Tit Talgoxe 1

of interest
Barnacle Goose Vitkindad gås 830 Migrating SW – in 10 flocks
Barnacle Goose Vitkindad gås 260 Migrating SW – in 2 flocks Vadarbunken
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 1 Flying overhead
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Foraging
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating
Black-headed Gull Skrattmås 20 Migrating
White Wagtail Sädesärla 4 Migrating
Eurasian Blue Tit Blåmes 30 Migrating
Great Tit Talgoxe 90 Migrating
Common Raven Korp 2 Flying overhead
Common Chaffinch Bofink 950 Migrating
Eurasian Siskin Grönsiska 220 Migrating