12th July 2018

Nets opened at 0415 and closed at 1100 with 14 new birds of 8 species including the first Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) of the autumn, a female with a well developed brood patch.

Niklas put some hours in migration watching again but with very few birds.

Göran, who arrived on the last ferry yesterday and left early this morning must be one of the luckiest birders I know. Having arrived with the strong wish to see a Sandwich Tern (Kentsk tärna) he was fortunate enough to report seeing one flying west past the south of the island this morning!!!!

Niklas and Göran both left the Obs today to give just two overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 23
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Swallow Ladusvala 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 3
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Linnet Hämpling 1