Although it started off breezy the wind dropped off during
the morning and it was very still by the afternoon. During the morning a
Carrion Crow (Svartkråka) was present and three Rough-legged Buzzards (Fjällvråk)
flew north. After lunch we headed north and set about the task of finding and
checking the several hundred nestboxes on the island. The majority were still
empty but some had the beginnings of tit (mes) nests and others had active
Starling (Stare) nests.
42 birds were ringed this morning including the first two Wheatear (Stenskvätta) we have caught this season.
There will be two at the obs
tonight: Espen and Matt.
Strength: 1-6 m/s
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Ringing day totals:
Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2
Robin / Rödhake: 25
Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 2
Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2
Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5
Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 4
Chaffinch / Bofink: 2