Light rain early in morning delayed netting until 0600 with all nets closed at 1100 with just three new birds of three species, including a very young Magpie (Skata) which was walking along the path towards the nets!!!
Better result in the afternoon when nest boxes produced 23 nestlings of three species: Blue Tit (Blåmes) 8, Great Tit (Talgoxe) 9 and Pied Flycatcher (Svartvit flugsnappare) 6, giving 26 birds for the day.
A strange addition to the ringing totals for the day and a new species for the year when a Swift (Tornseglare) was seen trying to leave a nest box but got stuck with one wing in and one out. Ladder out and bird retrieved, ringed and released none the worse for it’s adventure!! Only the second of the species ever ringed at the Observatory.
A pair of Woodcock (Morkulla) flushed from near one of the nest boxes but no sign of a nest or young.
There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.
|Strength:||Moderate, 4-7 m/s|
|Cloud cover:||Cloudy, 6-7/8|
|Pied Flycatcher||Svartvit flugsnappare||6|