11th November 2017

Not much to report today as all nets were removed over the last couple of days. Most of the day spent cleaning the Obs, finalising paperwork for this year and making sure everything is ready for next year.

So, it is the last full day as Wardens here on Landsort for Chris & Kay as we leave in the morning. We would like to take this last opportunity to thank everyone who is involved in the Observatory, the island community and all of the 500+ people who have been to see us this year for a guided talk. We hope you have enjoyed the year and your time here as much as we have!!!

To see the progress made over the last few years has been fantastic and great to play a part in it. A standardised approach to ring marking, using paid staff is the only way forward now. It ensures we meet the needs of our licensing authority, gives sponsors the security of knowing our work is scientifically based, allows us to give talks to 100’s of people we would not otherwise have the chance to meet and adds significantly to the overall research and conservation work being undertaken within Sweden. We wish you luck with continuing the great work of the last couple of years.

Here is a link to the page on the Landsort website that summarises the birds caught this year – enjoy.


By the end of December we will have completed the full report for the year to be submitted to the Board and then put on the website.

If anyone would like a copy emailed to them or if anyone wants to give any feedback to us on how the year has gone from their perspective please email Chris


For now it is Thanks and goodbye to everyone.

There will be just two at the Obs overnight (for the last time): Chris & Kay

Hej då.

Wind: West
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Showers

of interest

Bohemian Waxwing Sidensvans 150 Foraging
Fieldfare Björktrast 250 Migrating
European Greenfinch Grönfink 30 Foraging