15th April 2018

All nets opened at 0445 on a calmer morning than recently, with fog arriving around 0730 and staying dense for the rest of the session- Some nets closed at 1100 and the rest closed at 1145.

A total of 59 new birds of 11 species, including the first White Wagtail (Sädesärla) and Siskin (Grönsiska) of the season. Month total now exceeds 800.

One of the poles for the reed nets snapped during the morning, so will be replaced later – luckily no damage to the nets or birds.

The first guided talk of the season was given, to four adults and eight youngsters from a scout group.

Mats, who was full of a cold, left the island at 0930 – heading for his bed!!!

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 5 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Fog, <1km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 3
Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 40
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Siskin Grönsiska 1