10th June 2018

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1145 with just 7 new birds of 7 species, including the first Nuthatch (Nötväcka) of the season.

A guided talk given to five people from 1130 until 1230.

More nest box checking this afternoon with another ten Great Tit (Talgoxe) chicks ringed. Pair of Pied Flycatcher still feeding young in a box north of Bredmar. The young should be ready to ring later in the week. Female Teal observed from 2m on her nest near Saltmar. Sat very tight so must be near hatching.

Bosse had a couple of good sightings over the weekend. The first was yesterday evening when a male King Eider (Prakejder) flew past the southern tip of the island. Today he saw a Turtle Dove ((Turturduva) near SUDD and then to finish off his hat-trick he heard Marsh Warbler (Kärrsångare) singing near Norrhamn.

Bosse and Lena leave on the last ferry to give two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Great Tit Talgoxe 10
Nuthatch Nötväcka 1
Jackdaw Kaja 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 1

of interest

Common Teal Kricka 1 Female on nest
European Turtle Dove Turturduva 1