3rd May 2018

Nets opened at 0400 in a moderate SSE wind which decreased as the morning progressed, bringing light rain at 1100 when all nets were closed.

A quieter day than hoped for with just 22 new birds of 8 species but including two new for the year: Wheatear (Stenskvätta) and an adult male Collared Flycatcher (Halsbandsflugsnappare). Also trapped was a Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) that was ringed here on 14th July 2016 as an adult breeding female. Since then it has been to sub-Saharan Africa twice and returned to its breeding territory on an island in the Baltic that is 4km x 600m.

That’s the beauty of what we do!!!

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

Wind: South-south-east backing
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s decreasing
Temperature: 6
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8 becoming 8/8
Precipitation: Dry with rain from 1100


Robin Rödhake 4
Redstart Rödstjärt 2
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 6
Collared Flycatcher Halsbandsflugsnappare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2