17th April 2019

The Willow trees are in bloom

The cloud had dispersed during the previous evening for a clear night with bright moon. Although the day started cool it had warmed up to 15°C by the afternoon giving the feeling that spring will be here soon. There was some vismig during the morning over the Observatory with Bergfink/brambling, Sånglärka/skylark, Sädesärla/white wagtail noted going north. A Enkelbeckasin/snipe and Morkulla/woodcock were also seen around the Observatory.

Five staying at the Observatory tonight, Matt, Espen and his family visiting for Easter.

23 birds ringed: Rödhake/robin 11, Koltrast/blackbird 2, Gransångare/chiffchaff 1, Kungsfågel/goldcrest 6, Gulsparv/yellowhammer 2, Sävsparv/reed bunting 1.

Wind: Northeast
Strength: 7-9 m/s
Temperature: 1-5°C from the forecast but up to 15°C during the afternoon.
Visibility: Excellent
Cloud cover: 0/8
Precipitation: None