29th October 2017

With an increasing wind forecast, just 4 nets opened at 0630 and netting ceased 45 minutes later.

A total of 292 new birds of just two species caught with a very large number of Gråsiska (Redpoll) present on the island. An update of birds seen will be included later in the day.

With netting finished as the wind increased to gale force and all data on Fågel3 Chris & Kay will be cleaning more nest boxes in the woods later, while Lasse, Måns and Johan struggle with the conditions to see what birds are around.

There will be 5 adults and 4 children at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Lasse, Måns and Johan.

Wind: North
Strength: Very strong, increasing to gale, 15-22 m/s
Temperature: 4 with wind chill to -1
Visibility: Good, 10-20 km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 291

of interest
Whooper Swan Sångsvan 1 Staging, Saltmar
Purple Sandpiper Skärsnäppa 1 Staging, Södra
Eurasian Woodcock Morkulla 1 Resting, south of shooting range
Black Guillemot Tobisgrissla 1 Resting
Stock Dove Skogsduva 1 Migrating
European Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1 Foraging, Bredmar
Rock Pipit Skärpiplärka 1 SUDD
Bohemian Waxwing Sidensvans 100 Migrating
Fieldfare Björktrast 10 Migrating
Eurasian Nuthatch Nötväcka 4 Foraging, woods near Saltmar
European Goldfinch Steglits 2 Migrating
Common Redpoll Gråsiska 1500 Migrating
Eurasian Bullfinch Domherre 30 Migrating
Snow Bunting Snösparv 2 Staging, SUDD
Common Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1 Staging, SUDD