4th April 2018

24 nets opened at 0600 and continued until 1145 when rain arrived. Pleasing to get the first migrant Robin (Rödhake) and Goldcrest (Kungsfågel). Warmer this morning, starting at +2 and rising to +4 by the time netting finished.

A mist descended a couple of hours before the rain arrived, bringing a small fall of migrants, notably a flock of Chaffinch (Bofink), with one Brambling (Bergfink) that dropped down to feed along the road by the Obs.

The first Common Frog of the year seen, sitting in the lab!!!

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 2 rinsing to 4
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry until rain at 1145


Robin Rödhake 2
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 8
Great Tit Talgoxe 5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

of interest

Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Male – hunting around the Obs
Common Chaffinch Bofink 81 Feeding at the Obs. Only 5 females
Brambling Bergfink 1 Feeding at the Obs