Overnight rain did not stop until 0900 when all nets were opened until 1415 with 98 new birds of 14 species. Among these was a Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) the first caught since 2014 and only the 18th trapped in 31 years.
The participants in the photography course arrived at 1100, together with a potential new member of nine years old, in time to see a good range of species being ringed, including the Jack Snipe and the Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmes). Glad the sunshine arrived in time for the group to enjoy the island at its best – a successful course!!!
Håkan arrived for the morning to drop out the binoculars for next weekend, which have kindly been loaned to the Observatory by Gunnar Olssons poto. https://www.gofoto.se/
Håkan also saw the Jack Snipe – some lucky people out here this weekend!!!
There will be two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay.
|Wind:||North to north-west|
|Strength:||Moderate, 4-7 m/s|
|Visibility:||Good, 10-20km after rain cleared|
|Cloud cover:||Almost clear after rain 1-2/8|
|Precipitation:||Dry after overnight rain|