5th April 2018

Only a few nets opened at 0515 as most were frozen shut due to yesterdays rain freezing them shut overnight. Eventually all available nets opened until 0845 when a band of rain caused ringing to be stopped until nets were opened again from 1045 until 1300.

A good mornings ringing with 123 new birds of 14 species, including the 18th Long-eared Owl (Hornuggla) at the Obs, only the 3rd ever spring bird, the last being on 9th May 1991. A spring day record (10) for Wren (Gärdsmyg) also.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 3
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain from 0845 until 1030
Long-eared Owl Hornuggla 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 10
Dunnock Järnsparv 11
Robin Rödhake 42
Blackbird Koltrast 11
Song Thrush Taltrast 6
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 27
Blue Tit Blåmes 3
Chaffinch Bofink 7
Brambling Bergfink 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 1
Bullfinch Domherre 1