19th May 2018

Nets opened at 0345 in a light N wind that moved to the S during the morning. Nets closed at 1100.

At 0600 we were joined by Ebba for the morning and finished the session with 30 new birds of 8 species.

Niklas & Lasse headed north in the morning, Niklas being early enough to see the Wild Boar (Vildsvin) near Saltmar. Both saw what is assumed to be the same Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) that we later saw at Bredmar. Their sighting of the day was a female Golden Oriole (Sommargylling) migrating north. A summary of their more interesting sightings will be included later.

Afternoon will be spent starting the checking of Starling (Stare) nest boxes.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Mats, Lasse and Niklas.

Wind: North, becoming south during
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 13
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 10
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10
Starling Stare 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Linnet Hämpling 1

of interest
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Flying north
Dunlin Kärrsnäppa 67 Migrating north
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Displaying
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1 Displaying
Little Gull Dvärgmås 1 Migrating North
Eurasian Collared Dove Turkduva 2 As pair
Black Redstart Svart rödstjärt 1 Staging
Greenish Warbler Lundsångare 1 Singing
Siberian Chiffchaff Gransångare tristis 1
Eurasian Golden Oriole Sommargylling 1 Female coloured, migrating north
Parrot Crossbill Större korsnäbb 1 Migrating north
Common Rosefinch Rosenfink 6 Migrating north