7th October 2017

Nets opened at 0615 in a moderate wind from the NW which soon dropped to almost calm conditions throughout the netting session which finished at 1300 with only one light shower of rain reducing netting for about 45 minutes.

Despite overcast & calm conditions less birds than hoped for were caught, just 105 of 15 species/ sub-species.

A guided talk for 9 people was given at 1130 until 1245.

A Taigablåstjärt (Red-flanked Bluetail) was located at Tores garden area during the morning, so after netting had finished we went to the site and were rewarded with good views as it fed on the ground and in the undergrowth. Mikael, who arrived on the last ferry managed to hear, but not see, the Blåstjärt. Tomorrow!!!

Niklas did a migration watch in the north from 0645 until 1115.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas and Mikael.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 9
Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 22
Song Thrush Taltrast 8
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 36
Blue Tit Blåmes 6
Great Tit Talgoxe 2
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 8
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Siskin Grönsiska 1
Redpol flammea Gråsiska 1
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 3
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2

of interest

Bean Goose Sädgås 1 Same bird as 6th, still looks exhausted
Short-eared Owl Jorduggla 1 At first light, flying over reeds
European Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 2 Flying north past Obs
Red-flanked Bluetail Tajgablåstjärt 1 Staging – SUDD
Common Crossbill Mindre korsnäbb 4 Migrating

watch in north – 0645-1115
Hen Harrier Blå kärrhök 2 Migrating
Common Wood Pigeon Ringduva 2,475 Migrating
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 2 Migrating
Song Thrush Taltrast 445 Migrating. 3rd highest ever count in Stockholm area