22nd May 2018

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100.

The weather forecast was for SE winds, so there was some level of anticipation this morning, but at 0345 the wind was almost calm and then increased, but from the NE!!!

Another quiet days ringing here in paradise, with just 17 new birds of 6 species. The female Goldcrest (Kungsfåfel) that was trapped had a very well developed brood patch, indicating it is breeding nearby.

We started to play the call of Swift (Tornseglare) at the nest boxes on the wall of the Obs three days ago and today have had either one bird three times or three birds once, visiting to investigate the site. Looks promising for the season ahead!!!

Afternoon was spent trimming the grass in front of the Obs and along all of the net rides and paths.

Håkan left on the afternoon ferry to give just two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-east, becoming E
Strength: Light, becoming moderate, 2-6 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2