7th April 2017

The threat of rain stayed with us all morning as the edge of a weather system passed over us, but it never materialised into more than a few spots. In the afternoon the fine weather returned albeit with greater cloud cover. The wind was almost non-existent in the morning with light northwesterlies by the afternoon.

This morning produced our highest catch of the season so far, with 87 new birds ringed (but only three recaptures). A good variety of species were represented including our first Fieldfare of the season.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Variable
Strength: Very light, 0-5 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Moderate (2-4km) during the morning improving to good in afternoon
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 36

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 27

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 87