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.
|Strength:||Light, 1-3 m/s|
|Visibility:||Haze, 1-4 km|
|Cloud cover:||Partly Cloudy, 3-5/8|
|Redpoll cabaret||Gråsiska cabaret||2|