1st May 2018

Heavy overnight rain and very strong winds delayed net opening until 1030 when the rain cleared and the wind quickly reduced to a moderate W, dropping and backing to SE.

Nets closed at 1315 with a decent total of 42 new birds of 14 species, including four new species for the year: Whinchat (Busksvätta), Sedge Warbler (Sävsångare), Common Whitethroat (Törnsångare) and, the ‘cherry on the top’ a male Ortolan Bunting (Ortolansparv). This is the 36th ringed at the Obs and the first since 2014.

Afternoon spent having a very pleasant Fika with Inger, Hanna, Lena and Elin

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

Wind: West, backing SE
Strength: Moderate, 4-7m/s, reducing for a while
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry after heavy rain overnight/ morning


Wryneck Göktyta 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 4
Redstart Rödstjärt 5
Whinchat Buskvätta 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 3
Blackcap Svarthätta 5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 4
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska cabaret 3
Ortolan Bunting Ortolansparv 1