30th April 2018

Nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1100. about 0500 fog arrived for about 1.5 hours, but did not bring a fall of birds.

A total of 27 new birds of 11 species for the day. Finished the month with 1,788 birds. This is significantly higher than the average by the end of April for the period 1988-2017 which stands at just 668 birds.

Peder & Bjorn headed up towards Saltmar once the mist cleared, with Bjorn leaving on the 0925 ferry and Peder leaving on the last one this evening.

Afternoon spent starting the monthly summary for April.

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

Wind: North-east
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8 after mist
Precipitation: Dry


Robin Rödhake 4
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 3
Chiffchaff Gransångare 6
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Siskin Grönsiska 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of interest

Eurasian Wryneck Göktyta 1
European Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1
Sand Martin Backsvala 1