5th May 2018

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 with 29 new birds of 9 species, including the first Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) and Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) of the year, the flycatcher being the earliest date one has been caught here.

Lars, one of the new Board members came out for the day to see how we were getting along.

Lasse headed south, but reported that there were very few birds around.

There will be 6 at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Pelle, Carl, Lasse and Chloe.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Redstart Rödstjärt 6
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 3