2nd May 2018

Nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1100 with a decent morning of ringing producing 45 new birds of 14 species. Also trapped was a Wheatear (Stenskvätta) ringed as a 2cy bird at the Obs on 11th May 2013.

A very good day for Whinchat (Busksvätta), with 6 in one day beating the total for the entire year in 2017. The first Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) of the year was caught, the earliest capture date on record.

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

Wind: South-west, backing South
Strength: Strong, 8-11 m/s, reducing for a while
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 5/8
Precipitation: Dry after light overnight rain


Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 3
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Whinchat Buskvätta 6
Song Thrush Taltrast 3
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Blackcap Svarthätta 4
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 12
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Siskin Grönsiska 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1