14th May 2018

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 in a 7-9 m/s NE wind that backed towards N briefly before veering to the E.

Just 15 new birds of 9 species continued the quiet period we have had during May. The first fledged young of the year was caught, a Greenfinch (Grönfink). Also trapped was a male Common Whitethroat (Törnsångare) that had been ringed at the Obs by Liam on 31st May 2014. It was classed as a 3+cy at that stage, so was born in 2012 at the latest.

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Chloe.

In a late update we report an additional person staying overnight. Our good friend Steve from the Isle of Man has made it to Landsort, a rare migration movement from the SW against the prevailing NE winds!!!!

Wind: North-east
Strength: Strong, 7-9 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Whitethroat Törnsångare 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 1

of interest

Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Staging
Common Redshank Rödbena 1 Call
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1 Display
Common Linnet Hämpling 2 In pair