8th September 2019

The first fine and still morning we can remember in some time, although that deteriorated throughout the day giving way to cold squally conditions by evening. 31 birds were ringed this morning, including another late Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) and the second Woodcock (Morkulla) of the year, along with small numbers of other expected autumn migrants. Throughout the morning a good southbound passage took place and 622 White Wagtails (Sädesärla) went south as did 7 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök). The still conditions last night provided a good opportunity to put out the sound recorder for the first time to record nocturnal migration. Analysis of the sonogram showed up very little migration other than a surprise Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare), which flew over at 23:40 yesterday, as well as a couple of Common Snipe (Enkelbeckasin).

Wind: Easterly to northeasterly
Strength 1-13 m/s
Temperature: 13-17
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain starting early evening

Ringing day totals:

Woodcock / Morkulla: 1

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 31