11th November 2018

Day spent finishing with all of the end of season tasks – cleaning the lab, Obs etc.

Lasse left today to give two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay

This is our last night on Landsort, marking the end of our stay which commenced in late March, during which time there has been 215 days of ringing, with only 9 days lost due to bad weather. It also marks the end of our 5th year here, so Landsort and Observatory life have become part of our day to day existence. A full report on the 2018 season will be available on the website after the end of the month.

So, it’s time to say goodbye but we must thank a lot of people for their support, friendship and help during our stay here. The Board, members, guests, summer visitors, tourists and the many island friends we have been fortunate enough to meet since 2013 have left a huge impression on us both. Whilst we are looking forward to being at our ‘other island home’ (especially the wood fire!!) we leave with a big feeling of sadness too. Thank you everyone and we hope that the Observatory continues to develop and grow in the way in which we’ve been lucky enough to witness in the last few years.

We know we have not always pleased everyone, but that’s life – we have done our best!

Take care everyone and thanks for everything
Chris och Kay!!!

Wind: South-east
Strength: Strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km, often less
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers

10th November 2018

Nets opened at 0715 on the final days ringing of the season, in overcast conditions with some heavy mist at times. Nets closed at 1300 with 87 new birds of 10 species, giving a reasonable final day.

All nets, poles and guy strings removed during the afternoon.

There will the three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: No rain but mist


Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 101 90 199.5
Robin Rödhake 14 468 656.1 1325.5
Blackbird Koltrast 4 117 63.3 118.5
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 12 14.1 4.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 144 134.6 213
Chaffinch Bofink 1 179 53.3 114
Brambling Bergfink 1 23 15.4 22
Greenfinch Grönfink 7 145 128.9 185
Siskin Grönsiska 3 63 102.7 608.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 52 574 393.8 1426
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