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Landsort Birds Diary!

31st July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 31 Jul, 2020 18:55:14

Overnight rain delayed the first net being opened until 4:45am and the blustery gusts restricted the number of nets that could be opened.

Observed migrating west during the morning were 26 Strandskata/oystercatcher and 8 Gluttsnäppa/greenshank. A female Sparvhök/sparrowhawk was hunting around the Fågelstation throughout the day, a Tornfalk/kestrel was hunting on the west coast and a Lärkfalk/hobby was noted late morning.

Wind: North to northwest
Strength 5-13m/s
Temperature: 14-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8-4/8
Precipitation: Rain overnight

25 birds ringed:

Sparvhök/sparrowhawk 1, Härmsångare/icterine warbler 5, Ärtsångare 2, Trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 1, Grönsångare/wood warbler 1, Lövsångare/willow warbler 2, Svartvit flugsnappare/pied flycatcher 1, Talgoxe/great tit 2, Törnskata/red-backed shrike 1, Bofink/chaffinch 3, Grönfink/greenfinch 3, Steglits/goldfinch 1, Hämpling/linnet 2.



30th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 30 Jul, 2020 18:48:56

Strong wind and showers prevented any ringing activity this morning. Observation of any migration has been minimal from the office window, although three Drillsnäppa/common sandpiper were seen going west.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 7-19m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8-6/8
Precipitation: Overnight rain and showers during the morning

0 birds ringed: Due to the weather nets were not opened today.



29th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 29 Jul, 2020 14:28:28

Overnight westerly wind and a quiet start to the day. Two Skogssnäppa/green sandpiper and one Grönbena/wood sandpiper were noted migrating west during the morning. The moth trap was also quiet but there was a Brunsprötad skymningssvärmare/bedstraw hawkmoth (Hyles gallii) which is the eighth record of this species on Artportalen for Landsort.

Wind: West to southwest
Strength 5-10m/s
Temperature: 14-17
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: 2-4/8
Precipitation: None

7 birds ringed:

Gärdsmyg/wren 1, Kärrsångare/marsh warbler 1, Ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 1, Törnsångare/whitethroat 1, Lövsångare/willow warbler 1, Talgoxe/great tit 1, Rosenfink/rosefinch 1.



28th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 28 Jul, 2020 20:19:50

During the first hour after dawn, three flocks for a total of 78 Grönsiska/siskin went south and four Småspov/whimbrel went west over the island. Throughout the morning at least 6 Gluttsnäppa/greenshank went south. Late morning a feeding flock of Grönfink/greenfinch were around the Fågelstation, they were elusive but their contact calls could be heard for the duration of the afternoon.

Wind: South to southeast
Strength 3-12m/s
Temperature: 15-17
Visibility: Moderate to very good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Heavy shower mid afternoon (no need to water the veg patch now!)

53 birds ringed:

Sädesärla/white wagtail 6, Gärdsmyg/wren 1, Rödhake/robin 1,  Näktergal/thrush nightingale 1, Rödstjärt/redstart 1, Koltrast/blackbird 1, Härmsångare/icterine warbler 3, Ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 9, Törnsångare/whitethroat 3, Lövsångare/willow warbler 4, Bofink/chaffinch 1, Grönfink/greenfinch 13, Steglits/goldfinch 3, Hämpling 3, Rosenfink/rosefinch 2, Gulsparv/yellowhammer 1.



27th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 27 Jul, 2020 21:23:19

Light rain delayed the nets being opened by 30 minutes and it remained dull until 5am when the cloud cover started to disperse. Småspov/wimbrel, Storspov/curlew and Strandskata/oystercatcher were noted migrating south but the area around the Fågelstation was quiet for passerines.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 2-10m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: 8-4/8
Precipitation: 2,4 overnight

Ringing day totals:

Rödhake/robin 1, Ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 4, Trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 1, Lövsångare/willow warbler 1, Grönfink/greenfinch 1, Hämpling/linnet



26th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 26 Jul, 2020 21:34:45

Overnight wind has calmed to almost no breeze and clear sky at dawn, it was a quite morning with all the birds processed being caught before 8am. Observations of note were a Duvhök/goshawk circling over the island and a Kentsk tärna/sandwich tern going south.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 1,9-10,3m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: 2-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Gärdsmyg/wren 1, Rödhake/robin 2, Koltrast/blackbird 2, Härmsångare/icterine warbler 1, Ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 1, Lövsångare/willow warbler 2, Trädkrypare/treecreeper 1.



25th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 25 Jul, 2020 18:55:41

A calmer morning today and all nets were opened. 20 birds were ringed. A Cuckoo (Gök) was at Bredmar this morning along with a Kestrel (Tornfalk). A Grey Wagtail (Forsärla) and a Sand Martin (Backsvala) flew over.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 5-11m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 20



24th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 24 Jul, 2020 19:15:43

A brisk northwesterly wind this morning again limited the number of nets opened. Six birds were ringed. Migration was very quiet again today with on Tufted Duck (Vigg), one Curlew (Storspov), one Oystercatcher (Strandskata), a Redshank (Rödbena) and a Common Sandpiper (Drillsnäppa) seen in 1 hour this morning.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 5-13m/s
Temperature: 13-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Total: 6



23rd July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 23 Jul, 2020 19:59:52

A brisk northwesterly wind this morning again limited the number of nets opened. Nine birds were ringed including a Wood Warbler (Grönsångare). At Vadarbunkern this morning 17 Oystercatcher (Strandskata), two Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), a Velvet Scoter (Svärta), a Tufted Duck (Vigg) and two Goldeneye (Knipa) were seen migrating southwest. This evening a flock of 29 Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov) and two Grey Plover (Kustpipare) flew southwest. An Eyed Hawk-moth (Videsvärmare) was caught in the trap.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 6-15m/s
Temperature: 13-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-5/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 3

Total: 9



22nd July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 22 Jul, 2020 20:51:42

A brisk northwesterly breeze again limited the number of nets opened. Six birds were ringed including a Marsh Warbler (Kärrsångare) and a Reed Warbler (Rörsångare). Throughout the morning 936 Black-headed Gull (Skrattmås) were counted migrating southwest across the island, these dates in late July are typically the time of peak migration for the species. From Vadarbunkern this evening 76 Oystercatcher (Strandskata) and eight Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa) were counted migrating in one hour.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 6-17m/s
Temperature: 13-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Total: 6



21st July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 21 Jul, 2020 20:02:54

A brisk westerly breeze this morning limited the number of nets opened, this dropped off in the afternoon. Six birds were ringed. Three Kestrel (Tornfalk) were present at Bredmar this morning and the first two juvenile Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) were seen at Saltmar. This morning 44 Oystercatcher (Strandskata) and a Ringed Plover (Större strandpipare) passed Södra Udden.

Wind: Northwest to south
Strength 1-14m/s
Temperature: 15-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during afternoon and evening

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 6



20th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 20 Jul, 2020 20:23:59

After a calm start the weather became unsettled during the afternoon. 20 birds were ringed this morning. Seven Ruff (Brushane) migrated southwest this morning and a Hobby (Lärkfalk) flew over Bredmar. An hour watching at Bredmar this evening produced two Whimbrel (Småspov), 11 Oystercatcher (Strandskata), 18 Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), two Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov), seven Knot (Kustsnäppa), a Baltic Gull (Silltrut) and an Arctic Skua (Kustlabb).

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 2-14m/s
Temperature: 18-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during afternoon and evening

Ringing day totals:

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 3

Linnet / Hämpling: 2

Total: 20



19th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 19 Jul, 2020 19:45:52

21 birds were ringed this morning including two juvenile Redstart (Rödstjärt). A Ruff (Brushane) and three Whimbrel (Småspov) migrated over Bredmar this evening.

Wind: West to southwest
Strength 3-9m/s
Temperature: 17-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större Hackspett: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödsjärt: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 2

Total: 21



18th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 18 Jul, 2020 20:30:26

19 birds were ringed this morning including a juvenile Whinchat (Buskskvätta). Wader migration was very quiet, a Ringed Plover (Större strandpipare) and two Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa) migrated south during a period of 30 minutes this evening.

Wind: Northwest to southeast
Strength 3-8m/s
Temperature: 17-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större Hackspett: 2

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 2

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 19



17th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 17 Jul, 2020 19:52:21

28 birds were ringed this morning including a juvenile Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) and three juvenile Wrynecks (Göktyta). A 1.5hr watch from Södra Udden this morning produced only a handful of distant waders including six Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), five Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov), six Curlew (Storspov) and ten Oystercatcher (Strandskata), also two Goldeneye (Knipa), four Velvet Scoter (Svärta), seven Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 33 Grey Heron (Gråhäger) and 60 Razorbill (Tordmule).

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 1-8m/s
Temperature: 15-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 3

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 4

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 5

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 3

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Total: 28



16th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 16 Jul, 2020 18:17:20

31 birds were ringed this morning including two more juvenile Wryneck (Göktyta) and two House Martins (Hussvala). Wryneck (Göktyta) and Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) were present at Saltmar and several flocks of Oystercatcher (Strandskata) migrated southwest over the island throughout the day.

Wind: Northeast to southeast
Strength 2-6m/s
Temperature: 15-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 2

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 2

House Martin / Hussvala: 2

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 4

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1        

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 2

Total: 31



15th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 15 Jul, 2020 19:06:45

29 birds were ringed this morning including the first juvenile Wryneck (Göktyta) and Pied Flycatcher (Svartvit flugsnappare) of the year, the second Marsh Tit (Entita) of the year was also ringed. Migrants seen from a two hour watch from Vadarbunkern this morning included 24 Common Scoter (Sjöorre), two Velvet Scoter (Svärta), two Tufted Duck (Vigg), a Shelduck (Gravand), 123 Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), four Knot (Kustsnäppa), 20 Oystercatcher (Strandskata), two Common Sandpiper (Drillsnäppa), three Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa), two Redshank (Rödbena), two Whimbrel (Småspov) and a Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov).

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 4-9m/s
Temperature: 15-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 2

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 3

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Marsh Tit / Entita: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1         

Goldfinch / Steglits: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 29



14th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 15 Jul, 2020 19:05:02

Fågelstationen this morning and A Wryneck (Göktyta) was at Bredmar. There was a Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) at Saltmar this afternoon.  

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-9m/s
Temperature: 15-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 4

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1         

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Goldfinch / Steglits: 2

Total: 22



13th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 13 Jul, 2020 19:03:27

20 birds were ringed this morning including the first juvenile Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) and Redstart (Rödstjärt) of the year. A Wryneck (Göktyta) was at Jutvik. A short migration watch from Södra Udden this morning was very quiet with two Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa) the only migrating waders.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 4-11m/s
Temperature: 13-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Shower during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större hackspett: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1         

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 20



12th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 12 Jul, 2020 20:11:38

13 birds were ringed this morning including the second Great Spotted Woodpecker (Större hackspett) of the year. A Hobby (Lärkfalk) was seen around Fågelstationen and two Turnstone (Roskarl) were among a handful of waders seen migrating from Vadarbunkern this evening.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 1-10m/s
Temperature: 13-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större hackspett: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1             

Goldfinch / Steglits: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 13



11th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 11 Jul, 2020 18:28:22

Rain this morning prevented any nets being opened. A Wryneck (Göktyta) was seen near Norrhamn and there was a pair of Slavonian Grebe (Svarthakedopping) at both Norrhamn and Saltmar. Several flocks of Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa) were seen migrating.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 3-12m/s
Temperature: 12-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning until 8am



10th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 10 Jul, 2020 21:37:56

Migrants from two hours at Södra Udden this morning included: two Great-crested Grebe (Skäggdopping), one Black-throated Diver (Storlom), three Velvet Scoter (Svärta), two Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 15 Tufted Duck (Vigg), 28 Teal (Kricka), one Avocet (Skärfläcka), four Bar-tailed Godwit (Myspov), nine Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa), one Wood Sandpiper (Grönbena), two Green Sandpiper (Skogssnäppa), 14 Curlew (Storspov), 25 Whimbrel (Småspov), 50 Dunlin (Myrspov) and a Ruff (Brushane). 31 birds were ringed.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 2-13m/s
Temperature: 12-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5             

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 31



9th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 09 Jul, 2020 17:59:27

10 birds were ringed this morning. A Temminck’s Stint (Mosnäppa) migrated southwest over Bredmar at 0930. Several Green Sandpiper (Skogssnäppa) were present in the area and a Snipe (Enkelbeckasin) was also seen.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 3-13m/s
Temperature: 12-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 10



8th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 08 Jul, 2020 19:01:40

19 birds were ringed this morning including the first juvenile Marsh Tit (Entita) to be ringed this year (the last were ringed in 2018 with none last year), nets were closed early due to incoming rain showers which continued on/off through the afternoon.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 3-13m/s
Temperature: 11-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers from late morning and throughout afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Marsh Tit / Entita: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Goldfinch  / Steglits: 3

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 19



7th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 07 Jul, 2020 20:05:06

Strong southwesterlies prevented any nets being opened this morning. A Kestrel (Tornfalk) was seen at Bredmar this morning and both Whimbrel (Småspov) and Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa) were recorded migrating south.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-16m/s
Temperature: 12-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain shower during early evening



6th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 06 Jul, 2020 19:42:44

Strong southwesterlies prevented any nets being opened this morning.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-22m/s
Temperature: 14-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during afternoon



5th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 05 Jul, 2020 20:02:36

Rain moved in by late morning and continued throughout the early afternoon, while the wind picked up significantly after a relatively calm start to the day. 22 birds were ringed this morning, including a Wood Warbler (Grönsångare). 14 Curlew (Storspov) were seen migrating south while three Whimbrel (Småspov) and several Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa) were also seen migrating.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 3-19m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during late morning and early afternoon

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 22



4th July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 04 Jul, 2020 18:36:22

Strong southwesterlies and rain prevented any nets being opened this morning. Whimbrel (Småspov) and Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa) were recorded migrating south and a Hobby (Lärkfalk) was seen several times around Fågelstationen.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 6-16m/s
Temperature: 13-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during early morning and showers throughout afternoon



3rd July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 03 Jul, 2020 19:17:30

Strong southwesterlies prevented any nets being opened this morning.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 5-14m/s
Temperature: 13-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None



2nd July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 02 Jul, 2020 18:07:29

Calmer conditions prevailed for most of the day with wind picking up significantly during the evening. 23 birds were ringed, including the first juvenile Wren (Gärdsmyg) of the year. In the afternoon we headed up to the tern/gull colony on the island in Norrhamn with the intention of ringing Black-headed Gull (Skrattmås) and Arctic Tern (Silvertärna) chicks. There were fewer than we had anticipated based on a recce a few days ago, possibly due to the poor weather over the intervening days. We ringed two of the former species and one of the latter, with a few chicks still too small to ring and several nests with eggs still being incubated.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 3-14m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers throughout morning

Ringing day totals:

Black-headed Gull / Skrattmås: 2

Arctic Tern / Silvertärna: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 5

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 2

Total: 26



1st July 2020

2020 Juli Posted on 01 Jul, 2020 17:50:14

Rain and strong winds prevented any nets being opened this morning and these conditions continued for most of the day. Around 1000 Swift (Tornseglare) were seen migrating south in groups throughout the day.

Wind: West to southwest
Strength 5-16m/s
Temperature: 14-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers throughout morning and afternoon