16th April 2018

All nets opened at 0445 in almost calm conditions and closed at 1300.

A very good spring morning for ringing, with 303 new birds caught of 15 species. This is the 2nd highest April catch total, after the ‘big day’ of 504 on the 15th April 2005. 202 of the new birds were Robin (Rödhake), only the ‘big day’ of 2005 catching more at 285. Also among the Robin was one with a Polish ring.

The first three Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) of the year were caught, the earliest they have ever been caught here by 7 days.

The total for April is now 1129, which compares very favourably with the Falsterbo total of 1241. Experience shows that Falsterbo will consistently catch more birds than here, though it is nice to reflect, even for a short time, how well our season is going so far!!

A long day but a good one!!!

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Partly Cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 4
Dunnock Järnsparv 3
Robin Rödhake 202
Blackbird Koltrast 6
Song Thrush Taltrast 10
Redwing Rödvingetrast 3
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 23
Chaffinch Bofink 7
Brambling Bergfink 7
Siskin Grönsiska 27
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska cabaret 2
Bullfinch Domherre 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of interest

Whooper Swan Sångsvan 2
Peregrine Falcon Pilgrimsfalk 1
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1
Common Redshank Rödbena 1