20th April 2018

Nets opened at 0500 and closed at 1100 with 50 new birds of 9 species, including a male Bearded Tit (Skäggmes), This is not a species caught here much in spring, with four out of the previous five spring records in 30 years being caught in the second half of April.

A visiting birder arrived on the boat this morning, renewing an interest in birds after a 50 year gap. Despite having never met him previously and being quite busy with ringing birds when he arrived at the Obs, he very kindly left Kay with a splendid range of fresh fruit and vegetables!!! We did not really get the chance to thank him properly, or to get his name. So, if he is reading this diary – please accept our thanks and appreciation of your generosity. We hope your renewed passion for bird watching provides you with many pleasurable experiences and observations. Tack!!

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 2
Robin Rödhake 33
Song Thrush Taltrast 5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2
Bearded Tit Skäggmes 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Gråsiska flammea 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1