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Landsort Birds Diary!

30th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 18:15:39

94 birds were ringed this morning including the biggest catch of redpolls so far this year, the vast majority of these being Lesser Redpolls (Brunsiska), with only one Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska). Two Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) were at Saltmar while a Water Rail (Vattenrall) was at Bredmar, having been present a couple of days. Despite there being none seen on Landsort so far, it’s worth noting the historic invasion of Pine Grosbeak (Tallbit) taking place in Scandinavia at the moment – they are being seen daily in large numbers just to the north of us on Torö, so hopefully it’s only a matter of time before some make it here!

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 2-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 6

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 6

Brambling / Bergfink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser/Mealy Redpoll / Brunsiska/Gråsiska: 3

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 50

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 94



29th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 12:24:52

39 birds were ringed this morning on a cold, clear day with a moderate northwesterly wind, these included the 4th Coal Tit (Svartmes) of the autumn. A quiet day for migration although a flock of 24 Bean Geese (Sädgås) flew west over the obs late morning and a flock of 24 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) flew west over the north in the afternoon. A Goshawk (Duvhök) was seen hunting around the island several times during the day.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 7

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 12

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 39