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Landsort Birds Diary!

2nd April 2019

2019 April Posted on 02 Apr, 2019 16:08:23

Another steady ringing session produced the firsts Chiffchaff of the season and a small influx of Robin was evident with 24 new birds ringed. A Long-eared Owl flew from the scrub by Bredmar Pond.

There will be three at the obs tonight: Espen, Matt and Emma.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: Light, 2-7 m/s
Temperature: 2-5
Visibility: Very good
Cloud Cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: None


Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 24

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 37



1st April 2019

2019 April Posted on 01 Apr, 2019 17:18:08

The first ringing day of the season came with the highlight of a Dunnock wearing a French ring, we weren’t expecting our first control quite so quickly but hopefully it is a good omen for the season!

Other bird news came in the form of a Grey Wagtail which was heard by Micke by the lighthouse this morning and then flew north.

Wind: Northwest
Strength: Light, 3-5 m/s
Temperature: 1-2
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry
Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 15

Robin / Rödhake: 9

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 7

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 45



31st March 2019

2019 Mars Posted on 01 Apr, 2019 16:31:13

A morning seawatch in a brisk wind produced the usual flock of Common Eiders with a few Long-tailed Ducks and Common Scoters mixed in. A Common Guillemot and several Razorbills also flew past and a Woodcock flushed up from by the Lighthouse

Three at the obs tonight – Matt, Espen and Micke



30th March 2018

2019 Mars Posted on 30 Mar, 2019 18:43:04

Two new members arrived at the obs this afternoon who will stay at the obs tonight, making four of us at the obs: Matt, Espen, Mathias and Vera.

Migration continues at a slow pace with finch numbers on the up, including several Brambling. A Woodcock was seen this evening by the visiting members.



28th March 2018

2019 Mars Posted on 30 Mar, 2019 18:33:18

Hello from Espen and Matt,
the new seasonal wardens at Landsort Fågelstation.

We both arrived over the last week, Matt set up
the first nets initially with Pelle and Liam and we finished the job today.
This morning we started with an hours seawatch and in the evening cycled up to
the north end to see a new part of the island. The weather has given us an
incredible welcome to the island as it’s been calm and very sunny, so we are
making the most of it while it lasts!

On this morning’s seawatch we had several small
groups of Long-tailed Ducks and a group of Common Scoter among the large flock
of around 400 Common Eider. Some small flocks of Razorbill also flew past, as
well as one of the regular White-tailed Eagles.

On the vismig side a few dribs and drabs have
started to come through from the south and we are hoping that this will pick up
further in coming days as the good weather looks set to hold for a little while
at least.

The surprise of the day was not a bird but the
Eurasian Beaver that swam past us at close range this evening at the north end. Typically,
neither of us had cameras at hand but it was a great experience nonetheless and
a new mammal species for both of us!



11th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2018 17:14:30

Day spent finishing with all of the end of season tasks – cleaning the lab, Obs etc.

Lasse left today to give two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay

This is our last night on Landsort, marking the end of our stay which commenced in late March, during which time there has been 215 days of ringing, with only 9 days lost due to bad weather. It also marks the end of our 5th year here, so Landsort and Observatory life have become part of our day to day existence. A full report on the 2018 season will be available on the website after the end of the month.

So, it’s time to say goodbye but we must thank a lot of people for their support, friendship and help during our stay here. The Board, members, guests, summer visitors, tourists and the many island friends we have been fortunate enough to meet since 2013 have left a huge impression on us both. Whilst we are looking forward to being at our ‘other island home’ (especially the wood fire!!) we leave with a big feeling of sadness too. Thank you everyone and we hope that the Observatory continues to develop and grow in the way in which we’ve been lucky enough to witness in the last few years.

We know we have not always pleased everyone, but that’s life – we have done our best!

Take care everyone and thanks for everything
Chris och Kay!!!

Wind: South-east
Strength: Strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km, often less
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers


10th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2018 08:11:48

Nets opened at 0715 on the final days ringing of the season, in overcast conditions with some heavy mist at times. Nets closed at 1300 with 87 new birds of 10 species, giving a reasonable final day.

All nets, poles and guy strings removed during the afternoon.

There will the three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: No rain but mist


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 101 90 199.5
Robin Rödhake 14 468 656.1 1325.5
Blackbird Koltrast 4 117 63.3 118.5
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 12 14.1 4.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 144 134.6 213
Chaffinch Bofink 1 179 53.3 114
Brambling Bergfink 1 23 15.4 22
Greenfinch Grönfink 7 145 128.9 185
Siskin Grönsiska 3 63 102.7 608.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 52 574 393.8 1426
87 5650 4910 8624


9th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 09 Nov, 2018 12:00:43

Some nets opened at 0715 with light rain showers. All nets closed at 1100 when a period of heavy rain arrived.

A total of 13 new birds of 2 species.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Lasse, Raul and Caroline.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light, 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain showers until rain at 1100


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Siskin Grönsiska 7 60 102.5 608.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 6 522 393.2 1414
13 5563 4903 8612


8th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2018 14:44:54

Thick fog and slow winds overnight continued through the day, with the mist so thick at times it was almost like a light rain.

Nets opened at 0715 and closed at 1115 with only 14 new birds of 6 species.

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light, 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 98 88.9 199.5
Robin Rödhake 4 454 655.7 1325
Blackbird Koltrast 3 113 62 118.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 125 75.1 111
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 138 127.1 185
Siskin Grönsiska 4 53 102.5 608.5
14 5550 4894 8611


7th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 07 Nov, 2018 14:32:51

Nets opened at 0715 in a thick mist which remained through the whole day. Very few birds around, with just 18 new birds of 9 species by the time ringing finished at 1100.

Afternoon has been spent checking the remaining nest boxes to clean them and repair a few. All now finished ready for the 2019 season.

More end of season tasks later on.

There will be two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light to moderate, 2-5 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 97 88.6 198
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 30 30.9 59.5
Robin Rödhake 2 450 655.3 1324.5
Blackbird Koltrast 5 110 61.6 118
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 1 227 52.5 169
Chaffinch Bofink 1 178 52.6 114
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 137 123.6 185
Siskin Grönsiska 2 49 102.4 608
Redpoll Gråsiska 4 516 389.6 1348.5
18 5536 4881 8539


6th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 06 Nov, 2018 14:13:04

Nets opened at 0715 and closed at 1200 with 45 new birds of 8 species caught.

More end of season tasks being done through the morning and this afternoon.

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-5 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 2 96 88.3 197.5
Robin Rödhake 8 448 655 1323.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 161 221.2 263
Chaffinch Bofink 2 177 52.5 113
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 136 122.6 184.5
Siskin Grönsiska 4 47 102.3 608
Redpoll Gråsiska 24 512 388.3 1292.5
Bullfinch Domherre 1 25 45.1 131.5
45 5518 4875 8472


5th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 05 Nov, 2018 14:14:52

Nets opened at 0715 in very misty conditions and closed at 1200 with only 32 new birds of 9 species.

Lasse tried migration watching at SUDD but with only 100m visibility it was not a success!!

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-5 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: No rain but moisture laden air


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 94 88.1 197
Robin Rödhake 4 440 654.9 1323.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 105 61 115.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 96 66.5 80
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 159 220.9 263
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 124 74.8 110.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 3 134 120.6 184
Goldfinch Steglits 2 12 1 10
Redpoll Gråsiska 16 488 384.4 1171
32 5473 4865 8346


4th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 04 Nov, 2018 17:56:14

Nets opened at 0700 and closed at 1100 with very few birds in the netting area – just 17 new birds of 8 species.

The afternoon was spent at a Board meeting, following an excellent and much appreciated evening meal last night, with good company and great food – Mats has hidden talents!!!

Good to see the Board before we left and to have an opportunity to thank them for their support and encouragement through the year.

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 7-10 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 92 87.7 197
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 916 1733.3 1602.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 5 221 50.7 169
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 121 74.6 110.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 174 51.7 112.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 21 15 21
Siskin Grönsiska 1 42 102 607
Redpoll Gråsiska 6 466 382.9 1159
17 5424 4851 8334


3rd November 2018

2018 November Posted on 03 Nov, 2018 14:29:38

Nets opened at 0700 and closed at 1330 with the wind remaining strong from the south-west to west, despite the forecast for it to reduce.

A total of 97 new birds of 8 species.

There will be eight at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Mats, Mikael, Lasse, Håkan and Emma.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 8-11 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry with one light shower


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 436 653.2 1323.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 11 221 50.7 169
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 157 220.1 263
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 121 74.5 110.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 174 51.2 112.5
Siskin Grönsiska 4 42 101.6 607
Redpoll Gråsiska 74 466 376.7 1129
Bullfinch Domherre 3 24 44 131.5
97 5424 4836 8304


2nd November 2018

2018 November Posted on 02 Nov, 2018 14:07:01

Nets opened at 0645 in a moderate south-east wind that backed to south-west and increased to strong through the morning, with nets closed at 1215.

A much quieter day than yesterday, despite a favourable wind direction, with only 35 new birds of 8 species.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Mikael and Mats.

Wind: South-east backing to south-west
Strength: Moderate, 6-7 increasing to 10 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km with fog at times
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Waxwing Sidensvans 5 10 6.9 24.5
Robin Rödhake 8 435 652.6 1321.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 104 58.3 106.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 171 109.5 256
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 916 1732.1 1602.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 143 131.3 208
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 131 109.4 182
Redpoll Gråsiska 17 392 369.3 1035
35 5327 4817 8172


1st November 2018

2018 November Posted on 01 Nov, 2018 16:11:20

Nets opened at 0630 in light to moderate south wind which backed to east through the morning, increasing slightly in strength. Nets closed at 1400.

201 new birds of 15 species – Finally, favourable winds allowed for a decent capture – or is Liam our lucky charm???

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Liam.

Wind: South, backing to east
Strength: Moderate, 4-6 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 7 92 86.8 194.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 2 29 30.8 59.5
Robin Rödhake 10 427 652.1 1321.5
Blackbird Koltrast 7 103 57.7 105
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 915 1730.7 1602.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 18 210 49.4 163
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 156 218.4 258.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 142 131.1 208
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 6 119 74.3 109.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 173 50.5 111.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 21 14.9 19.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 4 130 106.8 182
Siskin Grönsiska 2 38 101.5 599.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 135 375 361.9 934
Bullfinch Domherre 4 21 43 131.5
201 5292 4800 8060


31st October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 31 Oct, 2018 14:35:27

Limited nets opened at 0630 due to very strong winds, which increased through the morning to gale force resulting in all nets being closed by 0930.

Just 14 new birds of 7 species finished off a poor October.

The rest of the morning and early afternoon was more productive, with more nest boxes in the woods cleaned and repaired. Most done now, with only 40 left to clean prior to the end of the season.

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Liam.

Wind: South
Strength: Very strong, increasing to gale, 12-20 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10 km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry, wth light rain after netting session finished.


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 2 85 86.4 194.5
Robin Rödhake 2 417 649.8 1321
Blackbird Koltrast 2 96 56.6 105
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 4 914 1727.9 1602.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 126 105.5 182
Redpoll Gråsiska 1 240 352.5 922.5
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1 36 58.6 18
14 5091 4775 8044


30th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2018 15:53:29

Gale force winds and prolonged periods of heavy rain meant no ringing today and very few birds seen.

Time spent preparing month-end report and doing some of the end of season tasks. Might go for a swim on the football pitch just now!!!

There will be two at the OBs overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: East
Strength: Gale, 18-23 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Heavy Rain


29th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 29 Oct, 2018 14:28:42

Only four nets used today, from 0700 until 1300 with just 15 new birds of 8 species.

Rasmus, Niklas, Lasse and Mattias, who was out for the day, spent the morning and the early part of the afternoon at SUDD but there was very little movement of birds past the island and only a few passerines among the bushes.

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: East
Strength: Very strong, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 3
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 83 85 187.5
Robin Rödhake 2 415 646.8 1319
Blackbird Koltrast 2 94 54.8 104
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 1 192 45.8 137
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 155 214.2 243
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 113 72 108
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 124 101.3 178
Redpoll Gråsiska 3 239 330.2 816
15 5077 4719 7826


28th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2018 15:25:27

Nets opened at 0630 in a moderate to strong wind from the north north-east which brought occasional light snow flurries. Nets closed at 1300 with 57 new birds of 16 species, plus our third Finnish controlled bird of the week – this one a 1cy female Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök).

Rasmus, Niklas, Jacob and Bosse spent the morning in the south with some good sightings including two Great Northern Diver (Svartnäbbad islom), a Bewick Swan (Mindre sångsvan) and nearly 100 Snow Bunting (Snösparv).

There will be five at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Niklas, Rasmus and Lasse.

Wind: North to north-east
Strength: Moderate to strong, 7-12 m/s
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry with light snow flurries


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 5 80 84.6 187.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 2 27 30.2 59
Robin Rödhake 3 413 646.1 1319
Blackbird Koltrast 1 92 54.4 104
Fieldfare Björktrast 2 2 1.9 2.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 170 108.7 256
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 910 1723.1 1600.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 24 191 42.9 131.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 6 153 213.3 242.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 3 140 127.3 196.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 112 71.9 108
Chaffinch Bofink 2 172 49.3 109
Brambling Bergfink 1 20 14.2 18.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 123 99.9 178
Siskin Grönsiska 1 36 99.3 586.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 2 236 321.1 668
57 5062 4700 7669


27th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2018 07:12:00

Very strong to gale force winds, together with prolonged period of rain/sleet meant there was no ringing today.

Rasmus, Jacob, Bosse & Niklas all spent the morning at SUDD doing their best to migration watch, despite the weather.

Work progressing well on year-end paperwork and getting protocols etc in place ready for next season.

There will be 7 at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Lena, Bosse, Jacob, Rasmus & Niklas.

Wind: North
Strength: Very strong to gale, 14-20 m/s
Temperature: 3
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Moderate rain/sleet


26th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 26 Oct, 2018 16:00:24

Frost on the ground lingered through the morning in sheltered places. Nets opened at 0715 and closed at 1330 with 97 new birds of 13 species.

Among the new birds, we trapped a male 1cy Reed Bunting (Sävsparv) with a ring from the Finnish ringing scheme on it, with a Blue Tit (Blåmes) caught yesterday, also with a Finnish ring on.

Lena, Bosse and Niklas arrived on the mid-morning ferry, with Bosse and Niklas straight out to do some migration watching together with a potentially new member, Mattias. Quiet for birds but plenty of White-tailed Eagle (Havsörn) and one Golden Eagle (Kungsörn).

There will be 7 at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Lena, Bosse, Niklas, Rasmus and Jacob.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Meadow Pipit Ängspiplärka 1 2 6.8 3
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 75 83.6 185.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 25 29.8 58
Robin Rödhake 3 410 642 1315.5
Blackbird Koltrast 5 91 51.6 101.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 95 66 79.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 909 1719.5 1598.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 21 167 41.9 125
Blue Tit Blåmes 12 147 210 238
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 137 125.4 195
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 4 111 71.3 108
Siskin Grönsiska 1 35 98.8 570.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 41 234 302.9 625.5
97 5005 4655 7571


25th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 25 Oct, 2018 16:11:46

Nets opened at 0715 with a light shower of rain for 30 minutes at 0900 before a brighter end to the morning, with the wind gradually increasing. Nets closed at 1430 with 118 new birds of 15 species.

There will be two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Mainly dry with a light shower for 30mins


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 4 72 82.9 181
Robin Rödhake 3 407 638.3 1298
Blackbird Koltrast 16 86 50.9 93
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 94 65.9 79
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2 102 50.3 98.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 41 146 41.1 109
Blue Tit Blåmes 20 135 207.2 222
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 135 124.1 185
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 4 107 70.3 106
Chaffinch Bofink 6 170 48.6 102.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 19 13.9 17.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 8 121 95.5 170
Goldfinch Steglits 3 10 0.9 10
Redpoll Gråsiska 5 193 298 482
Bullfinch Domherre 2 17 37.5 113.5
118 4908 4623 7247


24th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 24 Oct, 2018 17:31:30

Very strong winds prevented any ringing today. Instead the morning was spent cleaning and repairing over 50 of the nest boxes in the woods. Another couple of days should see the task completed.

Lasse spent the morning in the south, but once more there was little to report.

There will be two at the OBs overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: North
Strength: Very strong, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


23rd October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 23 Oct, 2018 15:17:02

Overnight rain cleared by mid-morning to allow for some nets opened from 0845 until 1330 when rain returned. Wind strong westerly veering north-west by the end of ringing.

Just 18 new birds of 8 species.

Lasse spent the morning in the south but saw very few birds and no sign of passage of wildfowl.

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: West, veering north-west
Strength: Strong, 9-14 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry during netting but rain before and after.


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Waxwing Sidensvans 2 5 1.5 0
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 68 81 178
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 907 1685.8 1581.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 8 115 204.4 218.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 133 121.8 180
Chaffinch Bofink 1 164 47.9 94.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 113 87.4 167.5
Goldfinch Steglits 1 7 0.9 10
18 4790 4524 7156


22nd October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 22 Oct, 2018 14:38:31

Nets opened at 0730 in strong westerly wind that increased to very strong by the time netting finished at 1245.

Just 25 new birds of 12 species continues the pattern of a very frustrating autumn.

Lasse, Yonas and Einar spent time around the island in the morning and noted how few birds there are here at the moment.

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Lasse.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong to very strong, 10-15 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 67 79.9 178
Blackbird Koltrast 1 70 47.2 85
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 93 65.4 78
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 905 1673.5 1581.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 6 107 198.2 218.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 132 119.1 180
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 103 66.3 106
Chaffinch Bofink 3 163 47.4 94
Brambling Bergfink 1 18 13 17
Greenfinch Grönfink 5 111 83.8 167
Redpoll Gråsiska 1 188 259.3 451
Bullfinch Domherre 1 15 33.9 108
25 4772 4474 7153


21st October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 21 Oct, 2018 14:24:33

Nets opened at 0715 with some closed as the wind increased through the morning, with netting finishing at 1230.

The return of strong south-west winds had an immediate impact on birds, with very few on the island and just 20 new birds caught of 9 species.

Måns, Yonas and Einar spent the morning in the south but saw little evidence of any passage.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Yonas, Einar and Lasse.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 7-12 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 1 404 622.4 1278
Blackbird Koltrast 2 69 46.4 83.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 92 65.2 77.5
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 11 12 3
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 903 1665.9 1572
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 101 196.4 218.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 4 130 117.7 179.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 102 65.8 104.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 6 187 252.7 419
20 4747 4446 7097


20th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 20 Oct, 2018 16:34:47

Nets opened at 0715 in overcast and calm conditions, with wind from the west but veering to east for a time. Cloud gradually cleared to give clear skies by the time the final nets were closed at 1500.

A total of 114 new birds of 22 species including the first Common Snipe (Enkelbeckasin) and Meadow Pipit (Ängspiplärka) of the year and a late Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare).

Måns, Yonas and Einar headed south for migration watching but had very few birds moving over a flat sea. Better luck in the afternoon during a walk north when Måns reported two Crested Tit (Tofsmes) north of Saltmar.

A pleasure to have Fika with Magnus and Måns.

There will be five at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Yonas, Einar and Måns.

Wind: West, veering East for a while, then west
again
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast then gradually clearing, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 14 6.5 9
Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 1 0.3 0
Meadow Pipit Ängpiplärka 1 1 6.7 3
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 66 76 171.5
Robin Rödhake 4 403 612.5 1249.5
Blackbird Koltrast 4 67 44.5 76
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 91 65 77
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 10 11.6 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 488 89.3 314.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3 100 49.3 98
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 8 901 1650.5 1555.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 24 105 35.1 107.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 5 99 194 218
Great Tit Talgoxe 9 126 115 177
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 6 101 63.7 103
Starling Stare 1 32 0.4 1
Chaffinch Bofink 12 160 46.5 89
Brambling Bergfink 3 17 1.6 16
Greenfinch Grönfink 8 106 78 160
Redpoll Gråsiska 12 181 239.4 401.5
Bullfinch Domherre 6 14 30.7 104
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2 35 56.6 18
114 4727 4380 6997


19th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 19 Oct, 2018 16:41:45

Nets opened at 0700 in light winds with 6 degrees and frost on the ground. Remained light winds from NW all morning, increasing in the last hour before ringing stopped at 1400.

A total of 173 new birds of 13 species.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Yonas, Einar and Måns.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 6 increasing to 11 by midday
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 6 65 73.3 162
Robin Rödhake 8 399 603.8 1153
Blackbird Koltrast 1 63 42.7 72.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 2 90 64.7 77
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 97 48.6 96.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 41 893 1627.5 1479.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 43 81 33.2 100.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 12 94 186 212.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 13 117 111 170.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 14 95 61.9 95.5
Chaffinch Bofink 6 148 45.9 84.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 24 169 220.4 351.5
Bullfinch Domherre 2 8 28.2 92
173 4613 4291 6691


18th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 18 Oct, 2018 16:18:40

Nets opened at 0715 in overcast conditions with fog descending on and off through the morning. A period of light rain interrupted things for 45 minutes with further fog before clear skies at 1200 until netting finished at 1400.

A total of 60 new birds of 17 species.

There will be two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: West
Strength: Moderate, 4-6 m/s
Temperature: 11
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km
Cloud cover: Fog then clearing to clear skies, 8/8 to 0/8
Precipitation: Mainly dry with rain for 45 minutes around 0900


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 59 71.5 158.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 24 27.8 56
Robin Rödhake 9 391 597.2 1150.5
Blackbird Koltrast 4 62 41.1 66.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 5 88 64.3 76.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 169 106.5 255
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 96 48 95
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5 852 1608.4 1468.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 3 82 178.5 208
Great Tit Talgoxe 7 104 106.3 163
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 4 81 61.1 88
Chaffinch Bofink 1 142 45 82
Brambling Bergfink 1 14 10.8 10.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 4 98 68.1 151
Goldfinch Steglits 1 6 0.6 9.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 10 145 213.4 263
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2 33 54.8 17.5
60 4440 4225 6532


17th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 17 Oct, 2018 15:29:04

Overnight mist cleared just as the nets were opened at 0700 and did not come back down again until about 1200, with nets closed at 1345.

A total of 139 new birds of 18 species was OK but not as good as we had hoped given the weather conditions.

Mikael headed south but had to give up as the mist came back down.

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-6 m/s
Temperature: 11
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 58 68.5 155
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 23 27.4 55.5
Robin Rödhake 38 382 582 1147
Blackbird Koltrast 10 58 38.4 66
Song Thrush Taltrast 10 83 63.7 76
Redwing Rödvingetrast 3 9 10.1 1.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2 95 47.3 94
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 26 847 1580.7 1455
Blue Tit Blåmes 4 79 172.2 203.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 4 97 101.6 151.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 77 58.8 80.5
Chaffinch Bofink 2 141 44.6 81
Greenfinch Grönfink 4 13 63.8 149
Siskin Grönsiska 3 34 86.8 476.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 23 135 199.7 248
Bullfinch Domherre 1 6 22 77.5
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 3 31 53.3 17
139 4380 4130 6431


16th October 2018

2018 Oktober Posted on 16 Oct, 2018 16:41:02

Nets opened at 0700 in almost calm conditions with the light wind from north-west gradually increasing and veering to East by the time netting stopped at 1345.

A total of 160 new birds of 16 species was a bit more encouraging for this time of year.

Mikael headed to the north for the morning.

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Mikael.

Wind: North-west veering to East
Strength: Light, 2-3 m/s increasing to 6-8 m/s
Temperature: 11
Visibility: Very good, >20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 5 55 65.8 146
Robin Rödhake 11 344 569.1 1137
Blackbird Koltrast 2 48 36.5 64
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 73 63.3 75.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 168 105.9 254
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4 93 46.4 92
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 31 821 1551.8 1439.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 9 38 26.8 71.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 3 93 96.5 147.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 3 75 56 71
Chaffinch Bofink 8 139 43.7 77
Brambling Bergfink 1 13 10.3 9.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 90 61.8 145.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 77 112 194.6 189
Bullfinch Domherre 3 5 20.4 58
160 4241 4052 6230


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