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Landsort Birds Diary!

28th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2018 15:25:27

Nets opened at 0630 in a moderate to strong wind from the north north-east which brought occasional light snow flurries. Nets closed at 1300 with 57 new birds of 16 species, plus our third Finnish controlled bird of the week – this one a 1cy female Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök).

Rasmus, Niklas, Jacob and Bosse spent the morning in the south with some good sightings including two Great Northern Diver (Svartnäbbad islom), a Bewick Swan (Mindre sångsvan) and nearly 100 Snow Bunting (Snösparv).

There will be five at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Niklas, Rasmus and Lasse.

Wind: North to north-east
Strength: Moderate to strong, 7-12 m/s
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry with light snow flurries


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 5 80 84.6 187.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 2 27 30.2 59
Robin Rödhake 3 413 646.1 1319
Blackbird Koltrast 1 92 54.4 104
Fieldfare Björktrast 2 2 1.9 2.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 170 108.7 256
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 910 1723.1 1600.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 24 191 42.9 131.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 6 153 213.3 242.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 3 140 127.3 196.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 112 71.9 108
Chaffinch Bofink 2 172 49.3 109
Brambling Bergfink 1 20 14.2 18.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 123 99.9 178
Siskin Grönsiska 1 36 99.3 586.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 2 236 321.1 668
57 5062 4700 7669


27th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2018 07:12:00

Very strong to gale force winds, together with prolonged period of rain/sleet meant there was no ringing today.

Rasmus, Jacob, Bosse & Niklas all spent the morning at SUDD doing their best to migration watch, despite the weather.

Work progressing well on year-end paperwork and getting protocols etc in place ready for next season.

There will be 7 at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Lena, Bosse, Jacob, Rasmus & Niklas.

Wind: North
Strength: Very strong to gale, 14-20 m/s
Temperature: 3
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Moderate rain/sleet