3rd April 2019

Throughout the day an influx of Goldcrest filtered up the island from the south. Some were caught in the morning ringing session and most of these were very lightweight (under 5 grams), presumably as they had just finished a long sea crossing, aided by the wind switching to a more southerly direction. One of the birds ringed at Bredmar this morning was then photographed feeding at close range at Norrhamn in the evening.

The most notable sighting of the day was a Common Pheasant seen at the north this morning and heard again this evening, the first seen here since 2016 according to records on Artportalen.

There will be three at the obs again tonight: Matt, Espen and Emma

Wind: Southeast
Strength: Light, 2-5 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: Started clear but got cloudier in the afternoon
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Woodpigeon / Ringduve: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 14

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 25