2nd November 2017

Overnight rain had stopped by 0715 when nets were opened. Closed again at 1215 when another band of light rain arrived, though by then the island had largely emptied of birds. A total of 225 new birds of ten species/ sub-species.

Some more trees removed from near nets this afternoon, a satisfying job!!!

This evening Kay and I were treated to a farewell dinner by our friends on the island – all of the community coming together to give us both another wonderful memory of our time here. It’s hard to properly express our thanks to all of them for the way in which they have welcomed us into their lives and their island home. Together, they have made our stay a great privilege, helped us when we have been stuck and have always made time for us in their lives.

Thanks, all of you for a great night and for our time here since 2013.

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: West
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 2
Blackbird Koltrast 3
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Brambling Bergfink 1
Siskin Grönsiska 11
Redpoll Gråsiska 198
Gråsiska 3
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 4

of interest

European Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1 Call
Bohemian Waxwing Sidensvans 200 Staging
Fieldfare Björktrast 80 Migrating