1st April 2018

19 nets opened at 0545: the first ringing day of the 2018 season, with Caroline helping for some of the time. Nets closed at 1100 with 16 new birds of four species for the day. Also caught were 29 retraps from earlier years, mainly Talgoxe (Great Tit) and Blåmes (Blue Tit) but also including one Gulsparv (Yellowhammer) which was ringed here on 20th April 2013.

Raul & Caroline braved a cold wind to spend some time migration watching in the south, though with little reward!

A potential new member, Henrik, who had camped in the north overnight spent some time at the Obs, warming up, sharing some coffee and a chat and watching ringing taking place.

New Board member Lars-Åke Liden arrived to spend some time with us, chatting through the opportunities that exist for developing the work and profile of the Observatory.

Raul & Caroline leave on the afternoon ferry to give two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Strong wind, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 0
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry

Fieldfare Björktrast 2
Blue Tit Blåmes 8
Great Tit Talgoxe 5
Chaffinch Bofink 1