5th October 2019

A frosty cold start gave way to a clear, crisp day. 96 birds were ringed at Bredmar, including the first Penduline Tit (Pungmes) to ever be ringed on the island, possibly the same juvenile that was seen last weekend. The first Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) of the autumn was also ringed, as well as the first Redpolls (Gråsiska) of the autumn. The sleepy afternoon lull was quickly forgotten when we received a call about a Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) at Saltmar, found by two visiting Dutch birders. The bird, an adult male, represents only the second record of this species in Sweden (the first was ringed on Nidingen, Halland in October 1984). It showed on and off all afternoon in the scrubby area opposite the memorial at Saltmar. The first visiting twitchers managed to see it before it finally dropped out of sight, but it was not seen to leave this area.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 4-11 m/s
Temperature: 0-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Jack Snipe / Dvärgbeckasin: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 10

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 13

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 37

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Penduline Tit / Pungmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 96