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Landsort Birds Diary!

30th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 30 Sep, 2018 14:58:08

Limited nets opened at 0615 and closed at 1215 with just 16 new birds of 8 species.

At least this is the end of a terrible September and we can now hope that October brings a change!!!!!

Niklas and Rasmus headed to SUDD at first light, returning late morning with few birds seen migrating. Currently in the north looking for better luck.

Afternoon was spent writing the monthly report.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Rasmus, Liam and Niklas.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 12-13m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 20 21.6 63
Robin Rödhake 3 220 314.6 859
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 41 31.6 43
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 36 23.1 52
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5 331 690.5 955
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 37 66.9 119
Chaffinch Bofink 1 64 22.5 59.5
Siskin Grönsiska 2 7 27.6 180.5
16 3006 2188 4400


29th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 29 Sep, 2018 16:00:17

Nets opened at 0615 and closed at 1300. For a change, it was possible to open most nets as the wind started off moderate, increasing thorugh the morning, with some nets closed late morning. Erik came up to join us early in the morning and spent the rest of the ringing session with us.

A good total, at last, with 173 new birds of 15 species.

Rasmus & Niklas spent the morning at SUDD before heading north in the afternoon. A summary of interesting sightings will follow later.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Rasmus, Liam and Niklas.

Wind: West, backing South-west
Strength: Moderate, increasing to strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 6
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 35 8.6 23
Wren Gärdsmyg 7 19 19.1 60.5
Robin Rödhake 30 217 298.1 768
Song Thrush Taltrast 3 40 28.3 42
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 3 1 0.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 156 90.6 228
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 35 20.4 47.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 96 326 638.9 755
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 35 61.6 118
Great Tit Talgoxe 3 51 37.4 72
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 8 29 18.1 16.5
Chaffinch Bofink 11 63 21.5 57
Brambling Bergfink 4 6 1.8 2
Siskin Grönsiska 2 5 25.9 164.5
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 3 11 13.3 2
173 2990 2084 4057


28th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 28 Sep, 2018 15:02:11

Continuing strong winds limited the amount of nets opened, with ringing taking place from 0615 until 1230.

A total of 76 new birds of 11 species.

Niklas arrived this morning and has headed to SUDD for some afternoon migration monitoring.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas, Liam and Rasmus.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 12 16.6 59.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 7 12.6 18
Robin Rödhake 10 187 281.6 730
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 31 29.6 46.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3 485 88.2 312
Blackcap Svarthätta 4 155 88.3 225.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4 34 18.5 46
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 44 230 601.4 688
Great Tit Talgoxe 4 48 35.5 72
Chaffinch Bofink 1 113 19.6 55
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 57 25 123
76 2817 1987 3917


27th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 27 Sep, 2018 14:00:22

Nets opened at 0615 and closed at 1215 with 44 new birds of 12 species.

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

Wind: West, backing south-west later
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s, slowly decreasing
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 9 15.9 57.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 6 11.7 17
Robin Rödhake 5 177 272.4 693.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 151 87.4 225.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 704 322 508.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 13 186 577.2 601.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 33 48 115.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 5 44 34.5 72
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 21 15.8 16.5
Chaffinch Bofink 6 51 19.1 54.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 2 1.4 2
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 4 8 8.2 1.5
44 2741 1934 3782


26th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 26 Sep, 2018 16:50:55

Very strong winds and rain prevented any nets being opened today. In fact, it seemed to stop anything flying as well!!

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Very strong, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10 km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Moderate rain, easing through the morning


25th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 25 Sep, 2018 15:58:47

A very familiar story, with strong winds, this time from the NW, bringing a noticeable drop in temperature and once more limiting the number of nets that could be opened.

After the excitement of yesterday, it was back to normal today, with nets open from 0600 until 1200 with 69 new birds of 14 species caught.

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

Wind: North-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Very good, >20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 6 12.9 51.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 4 5 9.6 13.5
Robin Rödhake 13 172 236.9 675.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 30 28.5 46
Song Thrush Taltrast 6 37 20.8 34
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 2 0.5 0
Blackcap Svarthätta 5 149 83.4 223
Chiffchaff Gransångare 8 30 14.1 34.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 703 317.6 506.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 20 173 496.6 539.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 39 32.2 69.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 19 13.9 16
Chaffinch Bofink 4 45 15.9 53
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2 4 6.1 1.5
69 2697 1768 3588


24th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 25 Sep, 2018 15:37:08

Nets opened at 0600, again limited due to wind strength, but had to be closed early due to Chris injuring his knee.

A total of 40 new birds of 7 species.

While Chris & Kay went to Nynäshamn to get treatment for the injury, Håkan and Jan very kindly stepped in to take a guided talk for 29 students and three staff for a school visit. Many thanks to them for taking this task on and glad to learn that Jan has become a member – hopefully we will see him again soon. Thanks also to Tore, Lennart, Jan and Håkan who helped get Chris to the pilot boat.

There were two at the Obs this night: Chris & Kay.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Wren Gärdsmyg 4 5 11 47.5
Robin Rödhake 5 159 220.4 653
Song Thrush Taltrast 3 31 17.8 33
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 1 0.5 0
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 702 314.8 505.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 25 153 453.9 516.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 17 12.5 15.5
40 2628 1675 3487


23rd September 2018

2018 September Posted on 23 Sep, 2018 15:10:19

Limited net opening due to continuing strong winds, but at least some open today!!

Just 20 new birds of 9 species continues the terrible run of captures this month.

Mikael & Alan headed to SUDD for the morning and had an excellent time with significant movements of passerines during, especially during the first four hours – a summary to follow later. At Bredmar it was obvious that a big movement was taking place – spectacular movement of birds!!!

SToF members who had a talk yesterday called up at 1000 to see some birds being ringed, having been at SUDD for the morning. A further guided talk given to a family of 16 from 1115 until 1230.

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

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 1 8 7.5
Robin Rödhake 5 154 204.5 586.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 28 13.9 29
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 144 79.9 216.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2 22 10.9 28.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 701 310.8 500.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5 128 403.7 460.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 1 1.1 2
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2 2 3.6 1.5
20 2588 1575 3319
Sightings
of interest
All
migrating from SUDD, unless stated
Brent Goose Prutgås 1
Gadwall Snatterand 1 From Bredmar
Great Cormorant Storskarv 2,378
European Honey Buzzard Bivråk 13
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 3
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 40
Common Buzzard Ormvråk 5
Rough-legged Buzzard Fjällvråk 1 From Bremar
Osprey Fiskgjuse 3
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 10
Merlin Stenfalk 1
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 2
Stock Dove Skogsduva 28
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 161
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 212
Meadow Pipit Ängspiplärka 672
White Wagtail Sädesärla 369
Great Grey Shrike Varfågel 1 Staging, SUDD
Common Chaffinch/Brambling Bofink/Bergfink 9,138
Eurasian Siskin Grönsiska 2,123
Common Reed Bunting Sävsparv 16


22nd September 2018

2018 September Posted on 22 Sep, 2018 19:00:13

Very strong winds prevented any netting today, so a sort of day off.

Two guided talks given to at total of 16 people, one at 1045 and one at 1300.

Alan spent the morning at SUDD and the afternoon walking various parts of the island looking for good (any??) birds!!

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Mikael and Alan.

Wind: South
Strength: Very storng, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


21st September 2018

2018 September Posted on 21 Sep, 2018 13:46:08

With slightly less wind today it was possible to open a few more nets than over the last few days, with ringing taking place from 0600 until 1200.

Not many birds, just 19 new of 12 species.

Mikael spent the morning at SUDD but reported it very quiet there also, not much moving over the sea or in the bushes.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Mikael and Alan.

Wind: South
Strength: Strong, 10-12 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1 16 4.9 8.5
Robin Rödhake 2 149 160.4 520
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 29 25.5 44
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 482 84.7 304.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 84 38.3 59
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 143 75.4 206.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4 19 8.7 22.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 699 302.1 493
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 4 123 325.3 400.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 27 24.2 56.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 56 21 123
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska cabaret 1 9 7 5.5
19 2568 1380 3080


20th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 20 Sep, 2018 11:46:39

Another windy day, strong to very strong, meant few nets opened and the result of very few birds – 5 of 4 species.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Very strong, 12-15 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 1 147 148.2 483.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 83 37.8 58
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 142 73.6 203
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 698 298.6 492
5 2549 1313 2997


19th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 19 Sep, 2018 13:39:00

Nets opened at 0545 and closed at 1145, but limited once more by persistent strong winds.

Only 11 birds of 3 species continues the recent period of very low catches for the time of year.

Håkan was at SUDD all morning but had an equally quiet and disappointing morning.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 10-13 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 6 146 130.8 467
Blackcap Svarthätta 4 140 70 199
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 119 269.7 358
11 2544 1240 2915


18th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 18 Sep, 2018 16:40:52

All nets opened at 0545 and closed at 1145 with wind increasing as the morning progressed and a light drop or two of rain for 15 minutes. A total of 47 new birds of 11 species, including two more Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare), taking the year total for the species to 650 which is 154 higher than the previous best year of 2017.

Håkan and Niklas headed to SUDD and whilst they had a quieter day than the last few days they did manage great views of a Black Kite (Brun glada).

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

Wind: South
Strength: Moderate, increasing to strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 13
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10 km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, mostly 8/8 but some sun later
Precipitation: Dry, with one very light shower.


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Great Spotted Woodpecker Större hackspett 1 2 2 4
Robin Rödhake 8 140 115.2 431.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2 481 81.4 301
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 136 66.8 191
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4 15 4.3 14.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 697 292 481.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 24 118 227.2 312
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 38 26.4 50
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 16 6.9 7.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 113 5.2 94.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 41 9.1 45.5
47 2533 1156 2777


17th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 17 Sep, 2018 12:24:20

Overnight rain delayed opening of nets until 0800 with strong winds limiting the number of nets that could be opened. Nets closed at 1145 with just 15 new birds of 4 species, continuing the awful totals for the middle part of the month!

Niklas and Lasse were down at SUDD from 0750 until 1200. Though much quieter than the last few days, the hours were still put in and produced some movement of birds past the island – see below.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas & Håkan.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers

Birds
ringed
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 8 132 104.9 406.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 4 94 205.4 268
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 112 5.2 94.5
Chaffinch Bofink 2 40 8.7 45.5
15 2486 1102 2683

Sightings
of interest
All
seen from SUDD on migration 0750-1200
Eurasian Wigeon Bläsand 128
Common Scoter Sjöorre 1054
Velvet Scoter Svärta 87
Sandwich Tern Kentsk tärna 2


16th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 16 Sep, 2018 14:34:43

More nets opened this morning at 0545 until 1145 with less wind and slightly better direction than the last few days. This showed in better captures with 56 new birds of 9 species, including a few Chiffchaff (Gransångare) and a late Wood Warbler (Grönsångare) – only four birds caught on a later date than this. Nice to get a few birds while Liam has been out.

Niklas & Per are still up in the north, having left for there before daylight.

Mats & Lasse spent the morning at SUDD.

Thanks to Mats for bringing out provisions for the Obs this weekend as well as the new fire extinguisher and fire blanket. Thanks also to Liam for bringing out a plentiful supply of apples from his garden for the birds.

Some good energy this weekend for migration watching – lots of hours put in and good reward for those who took part!!!

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

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 11 124 88.5 379.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 3 28 21.7 43
Blackcap Svarthätta 4 134 61.9 181
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 22 7.6 15.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 5 12 2.7 12.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3 695 282.1 479.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 25 90 168.9 228.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 37 23.8 49.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 3 15 5.4 4
56 2471 1029 2596


Sightings
of interest
All
seen from north on migration
Great Cormorant Storskarv 4,310
European Honey Buzzard Bivråk 62 Highest Landsort count on record
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 2
Hen Harrier Blå kärrhök 3
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 208
Rough-legged Buzzard Fjällvråk 4 First for the season
Osprey Fiskgjuse 12
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 27
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 11
Peregrine Falcon Pilgrimsfalk 1
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 66
Meadow Pipit Ängspiplärka 210
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 165


15th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 15 Sep, 2018 16:18:03

Limited number of nets due to continuing strong winds, which occasionally reached 14 m/s, with rain showers turning into a longer spell of rain which stopped ringing all together. Just one bird caught!!

Niklas & Per headed to SUDD where they were joined by Lasse and then Mats, who arrived on the morning ferry. Quieter than yesterdays excellent day but still good birds – summary of highlights later.

Guided talk given to nine people from 1145 until 1245.

There will be seven at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Niklas, Per, Mats & Lasse.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry start, before showers then rain


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 692 280.4 472.5
1 2415 992 2496


14th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 14 Sep, 2018 12:12:10

Continuing strong winds limited the number of nets that were opened from 0545 until 1100, with just 12 new birds of 9 species.

Niklas & Per were at SUDD by 0600 and remained until after 1500 having had an excellent days migration watching. Good reward for an excellent effort!!!

There will be 6 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas, Per, Lasse and Liam.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry
Birds
ringed
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 2 113 72.7 291
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 25 20.8 40
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2 479 77.9 291
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 6 2 8
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 691 276.6 458.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 65 130.1 119.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 36 23.1 47
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 111 5.2 94
Chaffinch Bofink 1 38 7.8 43.5
12 2414 949 2326


Sightings
of interest

All
seen at SUDD
Eurasian Wigeon Bläsand 17
Common Teal Kricka 7
Northern Pintail Stjärtand 11
Long-tailed Duck Alfågel 2
Common Scoter Sjöorre 332
Velvet Scoter Svärta 59
European Honey Buzzard Bivråk 37 Highest Landsort count on record
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 10
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 96
Osprey Fiskgjuse 14 2nd highest count for Stockholm
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 145 Highest Swedish count outside of Falsterbo
Merlin Stenfalk 13
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 3
Sandwich Tern Kentsk tärna 2 Juveniles
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 23


13th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 13 Sep, 2018 13:58:21

Strong winds through the morning resulted in no ringing until a brief lull late morning allowed for a few nets to be opened before increasing winds stopped ringing for the day. Just 9 new birds of 6 species caught.

A short-notice additional guided talk given to 6 people from 0845 until 0930.

Some evidence of migration attempts this morning, with most birds returning soon after passing the Obs!! Summary of some of the better sightings will be shown later.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Sorcha, Niklas and Per.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 11 2.4 5
Robin Rödhake 1 111 66.1 199
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 130 56.6 162.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 690 273.9 455.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 63 117.8 99.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 37 7.5 40.5
9 2402 916 2183


Sightings
of interest

Great Cormorant Storskarv 220
European Honey Buzzard Bivråk 1
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 4
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 39
Common Buzzard Ormvråk 2
Osprey Fiskgjuse 2
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 8
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 2
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 5
Meadow Pipit Ängspiplärka 52
Grey Wagtail Forsärla 1
White Wagtail Sädesärla 236


12th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 12 Sep, 2018 16:55:34

Perhaps no surprise that with gale force winds all day there was no ringing today.

The opportunity was taken to do some catch-up paperwork and then take advantage of the first days non-ringing since 22nd June – 82 days ago!!

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

Wind: West
Strength: Gale, 18-21 m/s – all day!
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


11th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 11 Sep, 2018 12:19:01

Nets opened at 0530 in a moderate wind that increased to become strong by about 1000. Some nets closed at 1030 to avoid them become full of leaves and branches when the helicopter landed at the pond – we learnt from experience last week when it was here on exercise!!!!

Another poor day with very few birds around and just 18 new birds of 10 species caught.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, increasing to Strong: 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1 15 4 7
Robin Rödhake 2 110 47.4 172
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 477 73 280.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 4 128 51.3 150.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 688 262.9 445
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 61 83.1 73
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 35 21.4 45
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 110 4.9 94
Chaffinch Bofink 4 36 6.8 38.5
Siskin Grönsiska 1 3 2 5.5
18 2393 818 2081


10th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 10 Sep, 2018 12:01:05

Limited nets opened at 0530 due to wind strength, with more nets closed as the wind increased during the morning, with ringing finishing at 1100.

Just 10 new birds of 6 species – a dismal mornings ringing!!!

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

Wind: South
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 3 108 38.1 47.4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 476 70.6 279
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 124 46.5 146
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 32 9.3 26.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 34 20.5 44.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 12 2.4 3.5
10 2375 764 2051


9th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 09 Sep, 2018 16:04:58

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100 with 34 new birds of 12 species.

Alan, Mikael and Mattias all headed to SUDD by 0550 and had a very good mornings migration watching, the highlights of which are shown below.

Alan left on the 1330 ferry with Mikael & Mattias leaving later, having had a very quiet afternoon for birds around the island, which has emptied of most birds.

Rubbish for the garbage boat sorted and taken off site. Many thanks to Lennart who took it all from the Obs up to Norrhamn

Kays daughter arrives later for a few days of quality family time so there will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Sorcha.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 6 105 28.8 137.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2 475 68.6 278
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 82 29.4 54.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 5 122 43.1 144
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3 5 1 5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7 687 250 441.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 4 59 56.7 61.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 26 19.1 53
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 31 8.8 26
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 32 19.7 53
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 11 1.9 3.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2 109 4.6 94
34 2365 722 2005


Sightings
of interest

SUDD
between 0550 and 1000
Eurasian Wigeon Bläsand 207
Northern Pintail Stjärtand 60
Greater Scaup Bergand 4
Common Scoter Sjöorre 332
Northern Goshawk Duvhök 1 Juv female
Whimbrel Småspov 1
Sandwich Tern Kentsk tärna 5 All Juveniles
Richard’s Pipit Större piplärka 1
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 29
Red-throated Pipit Rödstrupig piplärka 1
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1295
Common Crossbill Mindre korsnäbb 11


Over Bredmar

Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 hunting


8th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 08 Sep, 2018 15:17:45

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100 with 26 new birds of 11 species.

Mikael headed north for the morning, but had very little migration. Alan headed to SUDD with good numbers of birds passing the south of the island.

Mattias arrived on the early ferry.

There will be five at the OBs overnight: Chris, Kay, Mikael, Alan and Mattias.

Wind: East
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 2 10 1.3 5
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 34 5.3 22
Robin Rödhake 9 99 25.4 93.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 3 27 1.8 9
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 473 66.9 275.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 2 81 29 53.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 117 41 139
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 680 243.5 437.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 55 41.9 53.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2 107 4.6 94
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 55 17.1 123
26 2331 686 1931


Sightings
of interest

Eurasian Wigeon Bläsand 2165 Migrating
Northern Pintail Stjärtand 999 Migrating
Garganey Årta 1 Migrating
Common Scoter Sjöorre 1437 Migrating
Peregrine Falcon Pilgrimsfalk 1 Staging
Red Knot Kustsnäppa 8 Migrating
White Wagtail Sädesärla 846 Migrating
Yellow-browed Warbler Tajgasångare 2 Staging
Firecrest Brandkronad kungsfågel 1 Staging


7th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 07 Sep, 2018 17:37:13

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1145 with 31 new birds of 10 species including the first Yellow-browed Warbler (Taigasångare) of the autumn and the earliest ever trapped here by 4 days (11th September 2013).

Usual clean of the Obs prior to the weekend.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Mikael and Alan.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Strong, 8-12 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 8 1.3 5
Robin Rödhake 6 90 22 82.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 24 13.6 36.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 4 24 1.7 9
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3 472 64.3 267
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 115 37.8 133
Yellow-browed Warbler Taigasångare 1 1 0 0
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 8 679 236.7 433
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5 53 30.6 36
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 31 18.5 42.5
31 2305 651 1873


6th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 06 Sep, 2018 15:41:37

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100, with an east to north-east wind and good cloud cover that gradually cleared.

Despite a very promising start with two Red-breasted Flycatchers (Mindre flugsnappare) by 0600 the day was quiet with just 37 new birds of 11 species.

Afternoon spent trimming the netting areas and paths – probably for the last time this season.

There will be just two at the Obs tonight, as Mikael did not arrive last night: Chris & Kay.




Wind:

North-east to East
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover:

Partly cloudy, 3-5/8 clearing
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 10 84 19.2 77
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 23 12.4 34
Whinchat Buskvätta 1 9 1.8 3.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 20 1.5 9
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3 469 62.5 263.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10 671 218.2 427.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 6 48 25.4 31
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 2 3 0.9 0.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 30 18.1 42.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 10 1.7 2.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 54 16.7 123
37 2274 610 1838


5th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 05 Sep, 2018 14:17:24

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100 with a mist/fog descending for most of the morning, with strong sunshine when mist cleared.

A total of 77 new birds of 9 species.

Håkan had a frustrating morning trying to migration watch in zero visibility, so headed north to watch for passerines.

Håkan leaves today with Mikael arriving on the late ferry.

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

Wind: North-east, backing south-east
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Fog, >1km
Cloud cover: Clear skies, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
Robin Rödhake 11 74 16.8 63
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7 466 60.4 257
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 79 25.3 51.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 114 30.8 118.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 2 0.8 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 41 661 206 419
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 10 42 20.2 26
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 3 25 14.9 45.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 9 1.6 2.5
77 2237 576 1780


4th September 2018

2018 September Posted on 04 Sep, 2018 15:09:40

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100 with 71 new birds of 16 species including three more Bluethroat (Blåhake) and another Barred Warbler (Höksångare) as well as equalling the autumn day capture numbers (29) for Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare).

Håkan was again in the south all morning, but once more had a poor morning for migrating birds.

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

Wind: North-east
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 8 63 15 56.5
Bluethroat Blåhake 3 6 1.9 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 22 10.3 22
Song Thrush Taltrast 2 19 1.4 8.5
Barred Warbler Höksångare 1 3 1.2 0.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 29 459 59.3 252
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 112 27.9 114.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3 620 193.9 390
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 15 32 18.8 14.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 22 13.8 39.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1 27 12.7 34
Marsh Tit Entita 1 3 2.9 1
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 8 1.5 2.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 49 20.5 48
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 105 4.1 91
Chaffinch Bofink 1 32 4.2 22.5
71 2160 549 1693


3rd September 2018

2018 September Posted on 03 Sep, 2018 13:16:48

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1100 with just 35 new birds of 10 species.

Håkan headed south for migration watching but reported it very quiet for any movement of birds.

Best bird of the day – by far – was a record of a Kingfisher (Kungsfiskare) seen by Monica at Kummelhålet.

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

Wind: South
Strength: Calm, <1 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Very good, >20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry
Birds
ringed
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 33 5 21.5
Robin Rödhake 5 55 13 54
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 21 9 20
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 16 430 56.5 249.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 50 23.4 61
Blackcap Svarthätta 6 111 25 110.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 617 181.1 382
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 17 16.1 13.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1 26 12 34
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 7 1.3 2.5
35 2089 515 1667


2nd September 2018

2018 September Posted on 02 Sep, 2018 15:33:01

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1145 with 66 new birds of 15 species, including the 3rd Cuckoo (Gök) of the autumn and three Bluethroat (Blåhake).

Additional guided talk given to two people from 1130 until 1245.

Mova & Gunilla were at SUDD from 0615 until 1100 and had a good range of species, the highlights of which are shown below.

End of week paperwork done.

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

Wind: North-west, backing SW
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Cuckoo Gök 1 3 0.2 2.5
Robin Rödhake 6 50 11.2 53
Bluethroat Blåhake 3 3 1.6 1
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1 6 1.5 8
Blackbird Koltrast 1 30 12.5 37
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 13 414 55.2 245.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 9 105 23.3 106.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 18 616 170.7 368
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 6 15 13.5 12.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 20 11.3 38.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1 25 11.7 33.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 6 1.2 2.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 48 20 48
Chaffinch Bofink 2 31 3.6 20.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 53 15.9 123
66 2054 491 1638


Sightings
of interest – SUDD

Velvet Scoter Svärta 13
Great Cormorant Storskarv 396
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 25
Common Redshank Rödbena 2
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 37
Common House Martin Hussvala 29
White Wagtail Sädesärla 225
Common Chaffinch Bofink 29
European Greenfinch Grönfink 25
Eurasian Siskin Grönsiska 23


1st September 2018

2018 September Posted on 01 Sep, 2018 16:24:12

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 1145 with 84 new birds of 17 species.

Guided talk given to five people from 1145 until 1245.

Gunilla and Mova headed south from 0830 until about 1300 and still got good numbers of a range of migrants, in particular White Wagtail (Sädesärla).

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Gunilla & Mova.

Wind: North
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 3 14 2.4 2.5
Robin Rödhake 5 44 9.9 52
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 20 7.6 18.5
Whinchat Buskvätta 1 8 1.5 2.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 2 17 1.2 8.5
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 2 5 2.5 4.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8 401 53.6 237
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 5 78 20.3 46
Blackcap Svarthätta 7 96 21.3 97.5
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 21 6.7 11
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 40 598 164.4 352
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 9 12.2 12
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 19 11 35
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2 24 11.4 33
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 29 16 40
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 47 19.7 47
Chaffinch Bofink 1 29 3.5 20.5
84 1988 471 1586