18th May 2018

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 with some nets remaining closed due to the wind which was mostly from N but veering to NE.

A total of 30 new birds of 7 species was decent enough given the prolonged period of N to NE winds that we have had over the last few days. Overall, catches are lower than average.

A clean of the Obs this afternoon before members arrive for the weekend.

Steve left the island on the first ferry and Chloe leaves on the 1500 ferry. Great to have had their company and help over the last week or so and a real surprise to see Steve on Monday – not expected!!!

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Lasse & Niklas.

Wind: North, veering NE
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 11
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 21
Starling Stare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1

of interest

Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1
Eurasian Woodcock Morkulla 1
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1
Eurasian Collared Dove Turkduva 2
European Goldfinch Steglits 1