6th October 2017

Nets opened at 0630 but restricted to 15 due to the continuing strong NW wind. Nets closed at 1200 with 96 new birds of 14 species/ sub-species.

Plenty of birds passing over the island. Niklas, who arrived this morning is in the north this afternoon. Summary of the highlights of the migration count done in the north by Niklas between 1200 & 1600hrs is shown below.

A Sädgås (Bean Goose) of the race ‘rossicus‘ was present on the football pitch all morning. A very tired bird that only flew short distances when flushed.

Afternoon will be spent emptying more nest boxes

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Niklas.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Strong, 9-11 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 10
Dunnock Järnsparv 2
Robin Rödhake 13
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 18
Blackcap Svarthätta 3
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 36
Coal Tit Svartmes 2
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 4
Redpoll flammea Gråsiska 1
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2

of interest

Bean Goose rossicus Sädgås 1 Exhausted – on football pitch
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 Foraging
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 2 Migrating
Fieldfare Björktrast 3 Staging
Song Thrush Taltrast 200 Staging
Eurasian Bullfinch Domherre 1 Call

count in north – 1200-1600hrs

Golden Eagle Kungsörn 1 1cy, migrating
Peregrine Falcon Pilgrimsfalk 1 Migrating
Common Wood Pigeon Ringduva 4,275 Migrating
Meadow Pipit Ängspiplärka 178 Migrating
Great Grey Shrike Varfågel 1 Migrating
Rook Råka 1 Migrating
Hooded Crow Kråka 113 Migrating
Common Chaffinch Bofink 400 Migrating