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.
|Strength:||Moderate, 4-7 m/s|
|Visibility:||Haze, 1-4 km|
|Cloud cover:||Overcast, 8/8|
|Precipitation:||Light rain from 0845 until 1030|