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Landsort Birds Diary!

31st October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 31 Oct, 2020 17:35:24

111 birds were ringed this morning including the second Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) of the autumn and three Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska). There was no sign of any swifts around the south of the island today despite a lot of birders looking.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength: 1-13m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Pallas’s Warbler / Kungsfågelsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 12

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 49

Arctic Redpoll / Snösiska: 3

Bullfinch / Domherre: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 111



30th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2020 20:49:23

305 birds were ringed today, including three Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska) and 11 Waxwing (Sidensvans). Two Swifts, either pallid or common (blek/vanlig Tornseglare) were found around the south of the island at around midday, and after checking the photos taken in thick fog this afternoon, it seems that they are Pallid Swifts (Blek tornseglare).

Wind: Northwest
Strength: 1-7m/s
Temperature: 5-9
Visibility: Good to poor
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Waxwing / Sidensvans: 11

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 5

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 22

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Great Grey Shrike: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 3

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 243

Arctic Redpoll / Snösiska: 3

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Total: 305



29th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 29 Oct, 2020 17:14:10

A brisk south-westerly limited the number of nets opened, but this dropped throughout the morning and it was very calm by early afternoon. 72 birds were ringed. An Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska) was with a flock of Redpolls at Fågelstationen this morning. A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was in the village, a Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk) flew south and a late Swallow (Ladusvala) flew north. A Water Rail (Vattenrall) was heard at Bredmar this evening.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 2-13m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers throughout afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 62

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 72



28th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2020 16:06:21

No nets were opened this morning due to strong south-westerlies. A 45 minute watch from Bredmarbunkern produced: five Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel), four Tufted Duck (Vigg), one Velvet Scoter (Svärta), three Black-headed Gull (Skrattmås) and three Eider (Ejder).

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 9-19m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Rain early afternoon



27th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 27 Oct, 2020 16:55:07

77 birds were ringed this morning, including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), the third this year after two on the same day in June.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 3-13m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Light showers early morning

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 54

Total: 77



26th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 26 Oct, 2020 17:28:46

84 birds were ringed today. From Södra Udden 420 Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gäss), 26 Brent Geese (Prutgäss), 16 Wigeon (Bläsand), two Kittiwake (Trätåig mås), three Smew (Salskrake) and four Velvet Scoter (Svärta) were seen migrating southwest. A Black Redstart (Svart Rödstjärt) was in the village while a Goshawk (Duvhök) was around the south of the island.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 4-13m/s
Temperature: 11-12
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain during evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 47

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 21

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Total: 84



25th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 25 Oct, 2020 16:18:05

Wind picked up throughout the morning and nets were limited by this. 37 birds were ringed. A Richard’s Pipit (Större piplärka) flew southwest over Bredmar mid-morning and probably landed on the west coast. A Red-throated Diver (Smålom) migrated east over Bredmar.

Wind: Southeast to southwest  
Strength: 1-16m/s
Temperature: 5-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 17

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Total: 37



24th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 24 Oct, 2020 16:41:00

Nets were closed early today due to rain and increasing wind. 40 birds were ringed. Waxwing (Sidensvans) numbers have been building in the past week and a flock of 100+ was present around Bredmar this afternoon.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength: 1-17m/s
Temperature: 4-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain from 0800-1000

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 18

Total: 40



23rd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 23 Oct, 2020 20:18:17

Nets were opened late this morning due to a wet and windy start to the day. 173 birds were ringed, including ten Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar), and a Nuthatch (Nötväcka). A Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) and a Goshawk (Duvhök) were seen late morning.

Wind: West to north
Strength: 2-17m/s
Temperature: 4-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 10

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 140

Bullfinch / Domherre: 7

Total: 173



22nd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 22 Oct, 2020 19:34:29

No nets were opened today due to rain which eased by late morning.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength: 6-17m/s
Temperature: 11-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning



21st October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 21 Oct, 2020 17:34:28

41 birds were ringed this morning including a Fieldfare (Björktrast) and a late Blackcap (Svarthätta).

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 5-12m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 5

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 30

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 41



20th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 20 Oct, 2020 19:49:52

143 birds were ringed this morning including another 8 Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar). Light rain began in the early afternoon and this picked up into the evening.

Wind: North to south
Strength: 0-17m/s
Temperature: 3-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: rain from early afternoon onwards

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 5

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 8

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 35

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 7

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 55

Bullfinch / Domherre: 14

Total: 143



19th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 19 Oct, 2020 20:12:17

No nets were opened this morning due to strong wind which continued throughout the day.

Wind: Northwest
Strength: 7-19m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-6/8
Precipitation: None



18th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 18 Oct, 2020 17:48:44

No nets were opened this morning due to strong wind which continued throughout the day. A Common Buzzard (Ormvråk) flew over Fågelstationen mid afternoon.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 8-21m/s
Temperature: 5-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-6/8
Precipitation: None



17th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 17 Oct, 2020 19:55:12

133 birds were ringed this morning including three more Bearded Tits (Skäggmesar) and the first four Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar) of the year.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 3-14m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Bearded Tit / Skäggmes: 3

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 7

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 79

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 133



16th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 16 Oct, 2020 17:25:51

130 birds were ringed this morning, with the majority again being Redpoll (Gråsiska). This total now puts us over 13,000 birds ringed in 2020! A flock of Long-tailed Tit (Stjärtmes) migrated past Fågelstationen mid-morning.

Wind: North
Strength 3-11m/s
Temperature: 7-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 5

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 85

Bullfinch / Domherre: 10

Total: 130



15th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 15 Oct, 2020 19:46:13

192 birds were ringed this morning. A flock of Bearded Tits (Skäggmes) was present again in the reedbed at Bredmar.

Wind: North
Strength 5-14m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 9

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 33

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 8

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 100

Bullfinch / Domherre: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 192



14th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 14 Oct, 2020 18:19:44

Due to strong northerlies increasing throughout the day no nets were opened. 85 Bean Geese (Sädgäss) migrated southwest today.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 7-20m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None



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