23rd September 2017

Nets opened at 0600 in almost calm conditions with a low mist. Mist slowly lifted during the morning but remained cloudy with the wind increasing during the netting session which finished at 1230.

A steady rate of capture through the morning produced a decent total of 139 new birds of 18 species/ sub-species. Among them was the first Gräshoppsångare (Grasshopper Warbler) of the year.

A guided talk given to a family of four from 1130 until 1230.

Håken spent the morning down around the lighthouse and was rewarded for his efforts with the first record of Taigasångare (Yellow-browed Warbler) of the year.

Mikael did not get to the island yesterday due to work commitments, so there were only 3 at the Obs last night. Håken left the island today to give just two at the Obs overnight tonight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Calm, increasing to moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry

Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Dunnock Järnsparv 3
Robin Rödhake 72
Redstart Rödstjärt 3
Wheatear Stenskvätta 2
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 4
Grasshopper Warbler Gräshoppsångare 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 3
Blackcap Svarthätta 6
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3
Chiffchaff tristis Gransångare tristis 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 6
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 22
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 4

of interest

Barnacle Goose Vitkindad gås 70 Migrating
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Migrating
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 3 Migrating
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Migrating – SUDD
Merlin Stenfalk 1 Migrating – SUDD
Northern Lapwing Tofsvipa 1 Call – SUDD
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 4 Flushed from cover around Bredmar
Eurasian Skylark Sånglärka 10 Migrating – SUDD
Eurasian Skylark Sånglärka 4 Call – Bredmar
Yellow Wagtail Gulärla 4 Migrating – SUDD
Yellow-browed Warbler Tajgasångare 1 Staging – SUDD
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 Staging – SUDD
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1 Staging – SUDD. Not the one caught at Bredmar
Eurasian Siskin Grönsiska 50 Migrating