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Landsort Birds Diary!

13th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 13 Oct, 2020 20:11:22

491 birds were ringed this morning including 61 Wren (Gärdsmyg), a new day record (the previous record being 49). We also ringed five Bearded Tits (Skäggmes), the first since April 2018, and 44 Bullfinch (Domherre). Several large flocks of Crane (Trana) totalling 718 migrated southwest this evening.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 3-11m/s
Temperature: 7-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 61

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 13

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 62

Bearded Reedling / Skäggmes: 5

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 27

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 16

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 8

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 231

Bullfinch / Domherre: 44

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 6

Total: 491



12th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 12 Oct, 2020 20:45:15

This morning we broke the previous year record for Landsort set in 2014 when 11,900 birds were ringed. As of today, 12,256 birds have been ringed in 2020, with several weeks still to go! 356 birds were ringed today including two Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel). In addition, we caught a Blue Tit (Blåmes) with a Polish ring and a Lesser Redpoll (Brunsiska) with a Norwegian ring!

The record-equalling Blackbird (Koltrast)
The record-breaking Wren (Gärdsmyg)

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 4-11m/s
Temperature: 9-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 15

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 47

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 30

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 2

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 4

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 243

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 356



11th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 11 Oct, 2020 20:41:43

141 birds were ringed this morning. 48 Scaup (Bergand) and a Smew (Salskrake) were seen migrating southwest. Two Nutcracker (Nötkråka) turned at Södra Udden and a Richard’s Pipit (Större piplärka) flew south over Bredmar.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 5-12m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 11

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 52

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 39

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 14

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 141



10th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 10 Oct, 2020 16:37:35

373 birds were ringed this morning, including the first 12 Bullfinch (Domherre) of the autumn. A Great Egret (Ägretthäger) flew over Bredmar late morning and a Nutcracker (Nötkråka) flew north up the island.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 4-16m/s
Temperature: 11-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Light rain showers late morning to early afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 9

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 24

Blackbird / Koltrast: 5

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 174

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 27

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 13

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 94

Bullfinch / Domherre: 12

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 373



9th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 10 Oct, 2020 16:26:58

No nets were opened today due to rain during the morning and strong winds picking up throughout the day. The Dusky Warbler (Brunsångare) was seen again briefly near Norrhamn, while a Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) was near Fyren.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 5-18m/s
Temperature: 11-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain from 0500-0900



8th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 20:45:09

87 birds were ringed this morning with net numbers limited by a southwesterly wind. A Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) was among those ringed, the first since 2017. A Dusky Warbler (Brunsångare) was seen up near Norrhamn, a Red-flanked Bluetail (Blåstjärt) at Våta Vägen, another Pallas’s Warbler was at Fyren and an Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska) was seen briefly at Fågelstationen. 8 Gadwall (Snatterand) were at Jutvik.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-13m/s
Temperature: 12-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Light rain shower mid-morning

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 8

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Pallas’s Warbler / Kungsfågelsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 49

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 17

Total: 87



7th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 07 Oct, 2020 20:15:20

335 birds were ringed today including a Radde’s Warbler (Videsångare), the third to be ringed on Landsort, and a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare), the 17th individual on this exceptional autumn for the species. Notable migration counts from this morning at Fyren include: 4287 Brent Goose (Prutgås), 846 White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås), 146 Bean Goose (Sädgås), 84 Barnacle Goose (Vitkindad gås), 263 Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel), 530 Common Scoter (Sjöorre) and 87 Velvet Scoter (Svärta).

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 5-12m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Light rain showers during morning and afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 47

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Radde’s Warbler / Videsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 163

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 21

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 35

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 29

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 335



6th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 06 Oct, 2020 15:58:02

Incoming rain from the south meant we had to close the nets we had open by 0800, which is reflected in the low ringing figures with 43 birds ringed. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was at Kasberget mid-morning and a Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) flew over, a Short-eared Owl (Jorduggla) was flushed from the west coast by Södra Lunden. A flock of 21 Bean Geese (Sädgäss) migrated southwest early afternoon.

Wind: Northeast to southwest
Strength 3-13m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during morning and more persistent rain during the afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 18

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 21

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 2

Total: 43



5th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 05 Oct, 2020 22:14:30

Strong wind overnight dropped throughout the morning and all nets were eventually opened. 435 birds were ringed including a late Sedge Warbler (Sävsångare) and Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare). A Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) was seen south of Fågelstationen, and another or the same bird was still present in the Village around the chapel. A Little Bunting (Dvärgsparv) and a Hawfinch (Stenknäck) flew south over Fågelstationen this morning and four Pink-footed Geese (Spetsbergsgäs) were seen migrating this evening.

Wind: West to southeast
Strength 4-20m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 67

Blackbird / Koltrast: 7

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 9

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 7

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 247

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 25

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 6

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 5

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 36

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 435



4th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 04 Oct, 2020 19:56:36

A windy day with only five nets opened this morning, nonetheless there were still a lot of crests about and we ringed 74 birds, including a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare). The Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) was still present in the village. A large passage of White-fronted Geese (Bläsgäs) migrated down the east coast, and among a group that migrated over Fågelstationen were three Lesser White-fronted Goose (Fjällgås). A Lapland Bunting (Lappsparv) was present circled several times on the west coast and landed on the east coast.

Wind: Southeast
Strength 12-15m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 7

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 63

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Total: 74



3rd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 03 Oct, 2020 20:42:37

528 birds were ringed this morning, most of which were again Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) taking the total of this species ringed in the past two days to over 900! The first Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) of the autumn was also ringed. In the village a Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) was present around the chapel and seen sporadically during the morning and afternoon, and at one point was in the same small bush as a Red-flanked Bluetail (Tajgablåstjärt) which briefly put in an appearance this afternoon!

Wind: Southeast
Strength 8-14m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 41

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 10

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 439

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 6

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 16

Total: 528



2nd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 02 Oct, 2020 20:56:19

Another day with incredible migration throughout the day. 624 birds were ringed of which the majority (473) were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel), a late Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare) was also caught. A Red-flanked Bluetail (Tajgablåstjärt) was present in the village at Öbergs trädgård where it showed well throughout the afternoon. 1645 Barnacle Goose (Vitkindad gås) and 80 White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås) migrated southwest.

Wind: Southeast to northeast
Strength 7-15m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 85

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 12

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 473

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 25

Total: 624



1st October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 01 Oct, 2020 20:24:54

A windier day and thus only more sheltered nets were opened, and several more were closed as the wind picked up throughout the day. 457 birds were ringed, of which the majority (269) were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel), also ringed were two Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare). Several flocks of Barnacle Goose (Vitkindade gås) amounting to 1566 birds migrated southwest along with 18 Brent Goose (Prutgås). A Red-flanked Bluetail (Tajga blåstjärt) was found late morning at Södra Udden and a Bluethroat (Blåhake) was seen there during the evening.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 3-15m/s
Temperature: 12-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 45

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 40

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 269

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 6

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 64

Total: 457



30th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 30 Sep, 2020 20:03:45

A calm and clear day. 268 birds were ringed from opening until the last nets were closed at 15:30. A Common Crossbill (Mindre korsnäbb) flew south over Fågelstationen late morning.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 1-6m/s
Temperature: 12-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 12

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 44

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 10

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 12

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 136

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 7

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 14

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 20

Total: 268



29th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 29 Sep, 2020 20:35:15

A calm but overcast day, with all of the nets opened. 261 birds were ringed, including a late Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare) and a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare), the 13th this autumn.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 1-6m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 8

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 37

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 15

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 10

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 46

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 12

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 88

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 5

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 12

Total: 261



28th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 28 Sep, 2020 21:18:59

The wind had dropped from yesterday but still prevented a couple of the more exposed nets being opened this morning. 385 birds were ringed, 259 of which were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel).

Wind: Northeast
Strength 5-12m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 16

Robin / Rödhake: 26

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 7

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 259

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 17

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 17

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 25

Total: 385



27th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 27 Sep, 2020 20:12:03

The wind continued from a north-easterly direction and picked up in strength throughout the day. Another busy day of ringing with 345 birds ringed, including another Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare). Six Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) were seen migrating as were over 100 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök). A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was around Bredmar and a Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk) flew north.

Wind: Northeast
Strength: 8-15m/s
Temperature: 14-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 49

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 229

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 7

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 9

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 31

Total: 345



26th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 26 Sep, 2020 22:31:24

A truly unforgettable day of migration! A continuous stream of flocks of hundreds of finches flew south throughout the day and hundreds of Robins (Rödhake) and Goldcrests (Kungsfågel) also migrated through. 641 birds were ringed, from when nets were opened at 0600 when the rain stopped, until 1800 when we finally closed them. The majority were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel), of which 329 were ringed, as well as these we controlled one with an Estonian ring! New ringing day records for Landsort were set for Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) with seven ringed and Meadow Pipit (Ängspiplärka) with 15 ringed.

Wind: Southeast to northeast
Strength: 1-12m/s
Temperature: 13-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Showers during early morning and again during late morning

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 15

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 101

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 7

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 329

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 18

Brambling / Bergfink: 8

Siskin / Grönsiska: 62

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 69

Total: 641



25th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 25 Sep, 2020 20:30:47

210 birds were ringed this morning including two Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök), two Meadow Pipit (Ängspiplärka) and a Redstart (Rödstjärt). The day started calm but damp after heavy showers last night. The wind gradually picked up throughout the day to a strong easterly by evening. Two Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) migrated south along with some flocks of Brent Goose (Prutgås).

Wind: Northwest to northeast
Strength: 1-17m/s
Temperature: 11-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 2

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 48

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 6

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 15

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 110

Total: 210



24th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 24 Sep, 2020 17:32:26

64 birds were ringed this morning including the autumn’s fourth Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) as well as a Nuthatch (Nötväcka), the first ringed here for a few weeks.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength: 4-10m/s
Temperature: 12-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 8

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 22

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 10

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 7

Total: 65



23rd September 2020

2020 September Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 21:25:56

A calmer day with all nets opened. 125 birds were ringed including a Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare), the first of the autumn. A Great Snipe (Dubbelbeckasin) was at Saltmar early afternoon and still present several hours later.

Wind: West to southeast
Strength: 0-10m/s
Temperature: 11-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 37

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 11

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska:12

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 35

Total: 125



22nd September 2020

2020 September Posted on 22 Sep, 2020 18:35:49

The day started with strong westerlies which dropped off throughout the morning, due to this the nets were not opened until 0845. 31 birds were ringed including the first White Wagtail (Sädesärla) for a few weeks.

Wind: West to southwest
Strength: 4-12m/s
Temperature: 11-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 17

Total: 31



21st September 2020

2020 September Posted on 21 Sep, 2020 20:27:06

92 birds were ringed this morning including the first two Dunnock (Järnsparv) of the autumn. Three Nutcracker (Nötkråka) flew down to Södra Udden then returned to the north. Three flocks of Brent Goose (Prutgås) flew past Södra Udden and a flock of Bean Goose (Sädgås) flew south past Bredmar. A Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk) flew past Södra Udden.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength: 4-14m/s
Temperature: 12-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 10

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 38

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 28

Total: 92



20th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 20 Sep, 2020 19:10:28

A quieter day for migration with only 47 birds ringed. A House Sparrow (Gråsparv) was heard around Fyrträdgården.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength: 3-11m/s
Temperature: 12-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 14

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 6

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 10

Total: 47



19th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 19 Sep, 2020 19:56:34

200 birds were ringed today, with the most numerous species being Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) and Redpoll (Gråsiska), the first Coal Tit (Svartmes) and Brambling (Bergfink) of the autumn were also ringed. Two Rustic Bunting (Videsparv) were seen migrating from the north this morning, and a flock of six Waxwing (Sidensvans) migrated north up the island. At least two Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) were present.

Wind: North to southwest
Strength: 1-6m/s
Temperature: 11-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-6/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 12

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 14

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 7

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 72

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 7

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 6

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 54

Total: 200



18th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 18 Sep, 2020 19:53:45

275 birds were ringed today, of which the majority (145) were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel). A Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) was also caught. A Tawny Pipit (Fältpiplärka) was seen migrating from Norra Udden where over 900 Song Thrush (Taltrast) were also seen migrating. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was at Fågelstationen mid-morning, two Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) were in the village and up to five Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) were seen throughout the island.

Wind: Northwest to west
Strength: 5-12m/s
Temperature: 9-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större hackspett: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 13

Robin / Rödhake: 36

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 17

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 14

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 145

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 6

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 20

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 275



17th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 17 Sep, 2020 18:31:06

Strong northwesterly wind meant that no nets could be opened today. Migration highlights from Södra Udden included: 279 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök), 32 Rough-legged Buzzard (Fjällvråk), 1700 Cormorant (Storskarv), 1 Red-throated Pipit (Rödstrupig piplärka), 4 Merlin (Stenfalk), two Hobby (Lärkfalk), one Grey Plover (Kustpipare) and one Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk), a Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) was seen distantly over Torö.

Wind: Northwest
Strength: 10-18m/s
Temperature: 9-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-6/8
Precipitation: None



16th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 16 Sep, 2020 17:43:58

The day started foggy and calm, with the fog finally lifting around 11:00 and wind picking up throughout the day. In contrast to yesterday, only 21 birds were ringed. When the fog had lifted it became quite good for raptor migration with a number of Honey Buzzard (Bivråk), Hobby (Lärkfalk), Merlin (Stenfalk) and two Osprey (Fiskgjuse).

Wind: Southeast to northwest
Strength 1-18m/s
Temperature: 12-16
Visibility: Poor to good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Light shower late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 9

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Total: 21



15th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 15 Sep, 2020 19:28:17

A calm day with westerly wind dropping off to almost nothing and eventually swinging round to the east during the evening. 195 birds were ringed. A Nutcracker (Nötkråka) and a Lapland Bunting (Lappsparv) were seen from Södra Udden this morning. Two Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) and a Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) turned at S. Udden and returned north, while a flock of five Caspian Terns (Skräntärna) flew southwest early-afternoon.

Wind: West for most of the day, turning east in evening
Strength 0-8m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 9

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 19

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 76

Blue Tits / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 5

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 34

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 18

Yellowhammer: 1

Total: 195



14th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 14 Sep, 2020 15:58:05

A calmer day this morning so all nets were opened to begin with, with some closed after a couple of hours due to the wind picking up. 115 birds were ringed. There was moderate passerine migration this morning including the first few Brambling (Bergfink). 36 Wigeon (Bläsand) migrated southwest and a Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) south.

Wind: West
Strength 4-14m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: drizzle early morning

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 3

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 16

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 8

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 18

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 26

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 24

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 9

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Total: 115



13th September 2020

Uncategorised Posted on 13 Sep, 2020 17:05:54

Strong westerlies this morning again prevented any nets being opened.

Wind: West
Strength 8-17m/s
Temperature: 12-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: None



12th September 2020

2020 September Posted on 12 Sep, 2020 19:38:40

The weather was not suitable to open any nets today. Not much to note for migration during the morning, approximately 35 bofink/chaffinch were seen around the Fågelstation and there were small feeding flocks of Kungsfågel/goldcrest at Jutvik and Saltmar.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-18m/s
Temperature: 12-15°C
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 8-4/8
Precipitation: 4,9mm

0 birds ringed:



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