23rd May 2018

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1145. Just 24 new birds of 9 species, including the Starling (Stare) young.

No visitors today for the guided talk – in fact there are very few people on the island today – very few birds also!!

This morning, prior to switching on the sound to attract Swift (Tornseglare), three birds were observed investigating the nest boxes and then displaying around the Obs. Present throughout the morning – promising signs of breeding?

Afternoon was spent visiting Starling (Stare) nest boxes, with 8 young ringed in 2 nests

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: West, becoming NW around midday
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Robin Rödhake 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Starling Stare 8