16th April 2019

A bright start to the day, then becoming overcast after dawn. During the morning, to the south of the Observatory, a meadow pipit (Ängpiplärka) was singing and displaying on a couple of occasions. A fieldfare (Björktrast) was calling from the birch trees on the west and a snipe (Enkelbeckasin) was flushed from the playing field.

Liam led the first guiding of the year this morning and his group were delighted with a Wren (Gärdsmyg) for a ringing demonstration.

One staying at the Observatory tonight, Matt.

10 birds ringed: Gärdsmyg/Wren 1, Järnsparv/Dunnock 2, Taltrast/Song Thrush 2, Kungsfågel/Goldcrest 2, Bofink/Chaffinch 1, Steglits/Goldfinch 1, Sävsparv/Reed Bunting 1.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 3-4°C
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None