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Landsort Birds Diary!

3rd June 2020

2020 Juni Posted on 03 Jun, 2020 21:05:04

Nine birds were ringed at Bredmar this morning and an additional 36 Great Tit (Talgoxe) and 3 Blue Tit (Blåmes) chicks were ringed in nestboxes. This evening a Stejneger’s/Siberian Stonechat (Amur/Vitgumpad Buskskvätta – Saxicola maurus/stejnegeri) was found foraging at Saltmar, it has not yet been identified to species – there is only one accepted record of Stejnegeri on Landsort and none of maurus, along with several other undetermined records.

Wind: North to southwest
Strength 5-9m/s
Temperature: 4-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 36

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 48



2nd June 2020

2020 Juni Posted on 02 Jun, 2020 19:25:42

Clear skies and light wind again today. 11 birds were ringed including the first Swallow (Ladusvala) of the year, also caught was a Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) which was originally ringed in 2014 as a second year bird, making this it’s seventh year! Sightings from Södra Udden this morning included 220 Grey Plover (Kustpipare), 120 Knot (Kustsnäppa), 94 Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), 130 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 102 Common Scoter (Sjöorre) and a White-billed Diver (Vitnäbbad islom).

Wind: North to southwest
Strength 2-7m/s
Temperature: 11-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 2

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 11



1st June 2020

2020 Juni Posted on 01 Jun, 2020 20:05:56

55 birds were ringed this morning including the first Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) of the year. In nestboxes two Starling (Stare) chicks and the first 19 Great Tit (Talgoxe) chicks of the year were ringed. A Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) was at Södra Udden this morning.

Wind: North to southwest
Strength 2-7m/s
Temperature: 12-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 11

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 21

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Starling / Stare: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 55



31st May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 31 May, 2020 20:29:57

A quiet day for migration with 12 new birds ringed, these included the second Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Busksångare) of the year (the 18th ringed on Landsort). A Red-necked Phalarope (Smånäbbad simmsnäppa) was seen migrating at Södra Udden this morning and a White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås) was resting on Stångskär this evening.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 5-12m/s
Temperature: 11-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Blyth’s Reed Warbler / Busksångare: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Total: 12



30th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 30 May, 2020 20:14:48

38 birds were ringed this morning including two Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare), the 6th and 7th of the year. The first real wader migration occurred this morning with several flocks of Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), Grey Plover (Kustpipare) and Knot (Kustsnäppa) migrating north. Three Nightjar (Nattskärre) also migrated in off the sea this morning.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 4-13m/s
Temperature: 10-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 14

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 3

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 3

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 38



29th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 29 May, 2020 19:30:43

25 birds were ringed this morning. The first Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) of the year was heard near Våta Vägen and a Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) migrated north late morning, the second of the spring.

Wind: Northeast to southeast
Strength 1-8m/s
Temperature: 9-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 13

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 25



28th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 28 May, 2020 20:11:17

A calm and warm day. 30 birds were ringed this morning including the first Marsh Warbler (Kärrsångare) of the year.

Wind: North to southeast
Strength 2-10m/s
Temperature: 10-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 2

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 5

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 3

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 3

Red-backed Shrike: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 2

Total: 30



27th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 27 May, 2020 19:33:46

After a breezier start today, wind continued to pick up throughout the afternoon. 20 birds were ringed. Migration was fairly quiet this morning, a Turnstone (Roskarl) was seen migrating from Södra Udden.

Wind: Southwest to northeast
Strength 4-13m/s
Temperature: 10-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 20



26th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 26 May, 2020 20:03:34

A clear and warm day. 59 birds were ringed including a Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Busksångare), the 17th ringed on Landsort and first since 2018. 13 more Starling (Stare) chicks were also ringed in nestboxes. A Jay (Nötskrika) flew south over Fågelstationen this morning. An Eyed Hawk-moth (Videsvärmare) was caught in the moth trap last night and a Puss Moth (Större gaffelsvans) was on a net pole.

Wind: South to southwest
Strength 0-8m/s
Temperature: 9-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 1

Blyth’s Reed Warbler / Busksångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 14

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 4

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 14

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 4

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike: 2

Starling / Stare: 13

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 59



25th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 25 May, 2020 19:43:37

A foggy day, although it brightened up a bit in the late morning and afternoon. 34 birds were ringed at Bredmar this morning including the first Scarlet Rosefinch (Rosenfink) of the year. During the afternoon the first 28 Starling (Stare) chicks of the year were ringed from nestboxes in the north of the island. A Water Rail (Vattenrall) was calling throughout the morning from Bredmar, presumably the bird that was holding territory earlier in the spring although we haven’t heard it for a few weeks.

Wind: Northeast to southwest
Strength 0-9m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Poor to good
Cloud cover: Fog
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 11

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 13

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Starling / Stare: 28

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 62



24th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 24 May, 2020 17:31:34

A calm and sunny day. 58 birds were ringed this morning including three Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) and six Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata). A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was singing by Fyren and a Collared Dove (Turkduva) was by Fågelstationen early morning.

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 2-8m/s
Temperature: 8-11
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 4

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 11

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 6

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 15

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 3

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 6

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 2

Total: 58



23rd May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 23 May, 2020 20:42:58

After clear start it soon clouded over and remained that way throughout the day, the wind was also up from yesterday and some nets were not opened, it rained on/off for most of the afternoon. 20 birds were ringed. From Södra Udden two Kittiwake (Tretåig mås) migrated east as did one (plus a probable second) White-billed Diver (Vitnäbbad islom), 507 Guillemot (Sillgrissla) and 86 Razorbill (Tordmule).

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 7-13m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Afternoon rain

Ringing day totals:

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 11

Total: 20



22nd May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 22 May, 2020 19:33:19

52 birds were ringed this morning including the first four Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare) of the year. Six Whooper Swan (Sångsvan) and a Fieldfare (Björktrast) migrating north this morning were rather late migrants. Four Crane (Trana) flew south early afternoon.

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

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 8

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 2

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 9

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 52



21st May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 21 May, 2020 19:36:40

84 birds were ringed this morning including the first Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) of the year. There was one foreign control – a Spanish-ringed Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare). The first Marsh Warbler (Kärrsångare) of the year was in bushes east of the lighthouse this morning. Also present at the south were: three Rosefinch (Rosenfink), one Bluethroat (Blåhake), one Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare), three Whinchat (Buskskvätta), eight Yellow Wagtail (Gulärla), four Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka) and a Swift (Tornseglare). A Cuckoo (Gök) and four Whinchat (Buskskvätta) were at Saltmar this afternoon.   

Wind: Variable
Strength 2-6m/s
Temperature: 6-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 6

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 6

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 4

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 29

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 11

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 19

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 84



20th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 20 May, 2020 18:02:38

A quieter day today with 41 birds ringed. Five Hobby (Lärkfalk) were seen migrating north this morning between 0530-0900, also seen were: 48 Velvet Scoter (Svärta) nine Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 103 Guillemot (Sillgrissla), 62 Razorbill (Tordmule), two Black-throated Diver (Storlom), one Red-throated Diver (Smålom), one Tufted Duck (Vigg) and two Rosefinch (Rosenfink).

Wind: Variable
Strength 0-9m/s
Temperature: 6-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 15

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 13

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Total: 41



19th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 19 May, 2020 19:35:53

Southerly winds overnight allowed in another wave of migrants with large numbers of Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) and Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) present. 109 birds were ringed including six Bluethroat (Blåhake) and the first Reed Warbler (Rörsångare) of the year. A Penduline Tit (Pungmes) called briefly at Bredmar before flying south this morning.

Wind: Nothwest to southeast
Strength 0-15m/s
Temperature: 7-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: light showers during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 6

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 4

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 2

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 29

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 52

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 109



18th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 18 May, 2020 19:54:59

A much calmer day today with all the nets opened at Bredmar. 44 birds were ringed including four Bluethroat (Blåhake), with another two seen down at Fyren this morning. Also seen from the south were four Hobby (Lärkfalk), a Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk), four Whimbrel (Småspov) and an Icterine Warbler (Härmsångare). A Cuckoo (Gök), a Ring Ouzel (Ringtrast) and a Whinchat (Buskskvätta) were at Norrhamn this afternoon, with the Cuckoo showing particularly well. A Beaver (Bäver) was again seen at Branddammen this morning, having been present for at least a week.

Wind: Nothwest to south
Strength 3-12m/s
Temperature: 6-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: light showers during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluthroat / Blåhake: 4

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 6

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 2

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 20

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 44



17th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 17 May, 2020 19:39:31

Westerly winds limited the number of nets opened again this morning and 16 birds were ringed. The first Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) and Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare) of the year were by Fyren this morning, with the former still present this afternoon. A Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök), Kestrel (Tornfalk), Hobby (Lärkfalk) and Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) migrated north throughout the day.

Wind: West
Strength 4-16m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: light showers during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 2

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 7

Total: 16



16th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 16 May, 2020 18:33:19

32 birds were ringed this morning including the first two Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) of the year and a second Bluethroat (Blåhake). A Cuckoo (Gök) was at Saltmar.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 7-18m/s
Temperature: 6-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 14

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 3

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 2

Total: 32



15th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 15 May, 2020 20:07:44

After ringing the first Hobby (Lärkfalk) since 2007 yesterday, the last thing we were expecting was another one today, but that is exactly what we got – two Hobbies in two days! Among the other 27 birds ringed were the first Bluethroat (Blåhake), Wheatear (Stenskvätta), Icterine Warbler (Härmsångare) and Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare) of the year. Two Knot (Kustsnäppa) migrated north past Södra Udden this morning, as did seven Yellow Wagtail (Gulärla). A Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) was at Fårhagen.

Wind: Northwest to south
Strength 2-12m/s
Temperature: 5-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: evening rain showers

Ringing day totals:

Hobby / Lärkfalk: 1

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 7

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 28



14th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 14 May, 2020 18:37:08

A much calmer day today. 37 birds were ringed this morning, including only the third Hobby (Lärkfalk) to be ringed on Landsort and the first Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka) and Starling (Stare) of the year. 155 Barnacle Goose (Vitkindad gås) migrated east at Södra Udden this morning where there was also a female Merlin (Stenfalk). Six Whinchat (Buskvätta) were distributed between Saltmar and Bredmar this afternoon.

Wind: South to northwest
Strength 2-13m/s
Temperature: 5-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: evening rain showers

Ringing day totals:

Hobby / Lärkfalk: 1

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 9

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 8

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Starling / Stare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 37



13th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 13 May, 2020 19:56:15

An unseasonal day with squally sleet showers throughout most of the morning and afternoon, conditions improved in the evening with the wind dropping and the sun coming out. No nets were opened this morning.

Wind: West to north
Strength 6-20m/s
Temperature: 2-8
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: rain and sleet showers throughout morning and afternoon



12th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 12 May, 2020 18:59:00

A blustery day which started out sunny with showers coming in from the west during the evening. 50 birds were ringed. A Woodlark (Trädlärka) flew over Södra Udden this morning and the first Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) of the year was at Fårhagen.

Wind: Northwest to southeast
Strength 3-18m/s
Temperature: 5-9
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers through evening

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 5

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 21

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 14

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 2

Total: 50



11th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 11 May, 2020 17:34:34

A damp start meant nets were not opened until 5:30am and only more sheltered nets were opened due to the wind. 15 birds were ringed. A Cuckoo (Gök) was calling from Södra Lunden this morning, but migration was otherwise fairly quiet.

Wind: North
Strength 6-14m/s
Temperature: 3-9
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Early morning drizzle

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 15



10th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 10 May, 2020 17:10:47

42 birds were ringed this morning. Four Scaup (Bergand) flew south past Södra Udden this morning and three Swift (Tornseglare) migrated north. An Ortolan Bunting (Ortolansparv) was heard briefly also at Södra Udden this morning after first being heard singing yesterday evening. A flock of 300 Barnacle Goose (Vitkindad gås) migrated east at 1100.

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 5-18m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Early evening shower

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 8

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 22

Total: 42



9th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 09 May, 2020 17:07:50

53 birds were ringed this morning, although we started closing nets earlier due to increasing wind. The most numerous species caught was Redstart (Rödstjärt) with 22 ringed plus a Swedish control, a Jackdaw (Kaja) was also ringed, becoming the 12th to be ringed on Landsort. The first Swift (Tornseglare), Sand Martin (Backsvala) and Yellow Wagtail (Gulärla) of the year were seen migrating north.

Wind: Northwest to southeast
Strength 5-14m/s
Temperature: 7-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 22

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 12

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Jackdaw / Kaja: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 53



8th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 08 May, 2020 17:56:25

32 birds were ringed this morning and a Polish ringed Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) was also caught. The first Nightjar (Nattskärre) was seen on the first net round. Migration was fairly quiet this morning but 53 Barnacle Goose (Vitkindad gås) migrated east in two separate flocks.

Wind: South to west
Strength 5-12m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 18

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 32



7th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 07 May, 2020 18:09:54

A quieter day with nine birds ringed this morning. From a migration watch at Södra Udden 0600-0930 were: 66 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 63 Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 30 Red-breasted Merganser (Småskrake), 591 Eider (Ejder), five Tufted Duck (Vigg), one Wigeon (Bläsand), two Black-throated Diver (Storlom), one Red-throated Diver (Smålom), one Crane (Trana), one Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök), one Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk), one Kestrel (Tornfalk) and a Hobby (Lärkfalk).

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-12m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 9



6th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 06 May, 2020 18:14:40

56 birds were ringed this morning and a Norwegian ringed Pied Flycatcher (Svartvit flugsnappare) was also caught. A Ring Ouzel (Ringtrast) was at Södra Udden where the migration watch was otherwise fairly quiet. 23 Whimbrel (Småspov) migrated east over Fågelstationen late morning.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 3-9m/s
Temperature: 6-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 11

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 15

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 15

Total: 56



5th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 05 May, 2020 20:21:13

84 birds were ringed this morning although the nets were closed by 10am due to increasing drizzle.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 0-12m/s
Temperature: 5-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Drizzle through morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 7

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 11

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 43

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 84



4th May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 04 May, 2020 18:55:48

A lower total from this morning’s ringing with 27 ringed. A Short-eared Owl (Jorduggla) was at Bredmar early morning and a Collared Flycatcher (Halsbandsflugsnappare) was at Fårhagen early afternoon. In 2 hours migration watch from Södra Udden this morning were 199 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 131 Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 106 Eider (Ejder), one Black-throated Diver (Storlom), one Hobby (Lärkfalk) and four Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka).

Wind: Northeast to northwest
Strength 0-6m/s
Temperature: 6-9
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 9

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 8

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 27



3rd May 2020

2020 Maj Posted on 03 May, 2020 19:20:04

A day which started off overcast but brightened up throughout the morning. 106 birds were ringed including six Redstart (Rödstjärt), a Whinchat (Buskskvätta) and the first Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) of the year. 397 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 367 Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 490 Eider (Ejder) and four Scaup (Bergand) migrated past Södra Udden in four hours this morning.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 1-11m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Showers in early morning and rain during late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 19

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 6

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 16

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 19

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 27

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 106



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