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Landsort Birds Diary!

11th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2018 17:14:30

Day spent finishing with all of the end of season tasks – cleaning the lab, Obs etc.

Lasse left today to give two at the Obs overnight; Chris & Kay

This is our last night on Landsort, marking the end of our stay which commenced in late March, during which time there has been 215 days of ringing, with only 9 days lost due to bad weather. It also marks the end of our 5th year here, so Landsort and Observatory life have become part of our day to day existence. A full report on the 2018 season will be available on the website after the end of the month.

So, it’s time to say goodbye but we must thank a lot of people for their support, friendship and help during our stay here. The Board, members, guests, summer visitors, tourists and the many island friends we have been fortunate enough to meet since 2013 have left a huge impression on us both. Whilst we are looking forward to being at our ‘other island home’ (especially the wood fire!!) we leave with a big feeling of sadness too. Thank you everyone and we hope that the Observatory continues to develop and grow in the way in which we’ve been lucky enough to witness in the last few years.

We know we have not always pleased everyone, but that’s life – we have done our best!

Take care everyone and thanks for everything
Chris och Kay!!!

Wind: South-east
Strength: Strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km, often less
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers


10th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2018 08:11:48

Nets opened at 0715 on the final days ringing of the season, in overcast conditions with some heavy mist at times. Nets closed at 1300 with 87 new birds of 10 species, giving a reasonable final day.

All nets, poles and guy strings removed during the afternoon.

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4 km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: No rain but mist


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 3 101 90 199.5
Robin Rödhake 14 468 656.1 1325.5
Blackbird Koltrast 4 117 63.3 118.5
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1 12 14.1 4.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 144 134.6 213
Chaffinch Bofink 1 179 53.3 114
Brambling Bergfink 1 23 15.4 22
Greenfinch Grönfink 7 145 128.9 185
Siskin Grönsiska 3 63 102.7 608.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 52 574 393.8 1426
87 5650 4910 8624


9th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 09 Nov, 2018 12:00:43

Some nets opened at 0715 with light rain showers. All nets closed at 1100 when a period of heavy rain arrived.

A total of 13 new birds of 2 species.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Lasse, Raul and Caroline.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light, 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain showers until rain at 1100


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Siskin Grönsiska 7 60 102.5 608.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 6 522 393.2 1414
13 5563 4903 8612


8th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2018 14:44:54

Thick fog and slow winds overnight continued through the day, with the mist so thick at times it was almost like a light rain.

Nets opened at 0715 and closed at 1115 with only 14 new birds of 6 species.

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light, 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 98 88.9 199.5
Robin Rödhake 4 454 655.7 1325
Blackbird Koltrast 3 113 62 118.5
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 125 75.1 111
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 138 127.1 185
Siskin Grönsiska 4 53 102.5 608.5
14 5550 4894 8611


7th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 07 Nov, 2018 14:32:51

Nets opened at 0715 in a thick mist which remained through the whole day. Very few birds around, with just 18 new birds of 9 species by the time ringing finished at 1100.

Afternoon has been spent checking the remaining nest boxes to clean them and repair a few. All now finished ready for the 2019 season.

More end of season tasks later on.

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light to moderate, 2-5 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 97 88.6 198
Dunnock Järnsparv 1 30 30.9 59.5
Robin Rödhake 2 450 655.3 1324.5
Blackbird Koltrast 5 110 61.6 118
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 1 227 52.5 169
Chaffinch Bofink 1 178 52.6 114
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 137 123.6 185
Siskin Grönsiska 2 49 102.4 608
Redpoll Gråsiska 4 516 389.6 1348.5
18 5536 4881 8539


6th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 06 Nov, 2018 14:13:04

Nets opened at 0715 and closed at 1200 with 45 new birds of 8 species caught.

More end of season tasks being done through the morning and this afternoon.

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-5 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 2 96 88.3 197.5
Robin Rödhake 8 448 655 1323.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 161 221.2 263
Chaffinch Bofink 2 177 52.5 113
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 136 122.6 184.5
Siskin Grönsiska 4 47 102.3 608
Redpoll Gråsiska 24 512 388.3 1292.5
Bullfinch Domherre 1 25 45.1 131.5
45 5518 4875 8472


5th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 05 Nov, 2018 14:14:52

Nets opened at 0715 in very misty conditions and closed at 1200 with only 32 new birds of 9 species.

Lasse tried migration watching at SUDD but with only 100m visibility it was not a success!!

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

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-5 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Fog,<1km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: No rain but moisture laden air


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 94 88.1 197
Robin Rödhake 4 440 654.9 1323.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 105 61 115.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 96 66.5 80
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 159 220.9 263
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 124 74.8 110.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 3 134 120.6 184
Goldfinch Steglits 2 12 1 10
Redpoll Gråsiska 16 488 384.4 1171
32 5473 4865 8346


4th November 2018

2018 November Posted on 04 Nov, 2018 17:56:14

Nets opened at 0700 and closed at 1100 with very few birds in the netting area – just 17 new birds of 8 species.

The afternoon was spent at a Board meeting, following an excellent and much appreciated evening meal last night, with good company and great food – Mats has hidden talents!!!

Good to see the Board before we left and to have an opportunity to thank them for their support and encouragement through the year.

There will be three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay & Lasse.

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


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 92 87.7 197
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 916 1733.3 1602.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 5 221 50.7 169
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 121 74.6 110.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 174 51.7 112.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 21 15 21
Siskin Grönsiska 1 42 102 607
Redpoll Gråsiska 6 466 382.9 1159
17 5424 4851 8334


3rd November 2018

2018 November Posted on 03 Nov, 2018 14:29:38

Nets opened at 0700 and closed at 1330 with the wind remaining strong from the south-west to west, despite the forecast for it to reduce.

A total of 97 new birds of 8 species.

There will be eight at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Mats, Mikael, Lasse, Håkan and Emma.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 8-11 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry with one light shower


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 436 653.2 1323.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 11 221 50.7 169
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 157 220.1 263
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 2 121 74.5 110.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 174 51.2 112.5
Siskin Grönsiska 4 42 101.6 607
Redpoll Gråsiska 74 466 376.7 1129
Bullfinch Domherre 3 24 44 131.5
97 5424 4836 8304


2nd November 2018

2018 November Posted on 02 Nov, 2018 14:07:01

Nets opened at 0645 in a moderate south-east wind that backed to south-west and increased to strong through the morning, with nets closed at 1215.

A much quieter day than yesterday, despite a favourable wind direction, with only 35 new birds of 8 species.

There will be five at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Mikael and Mats.

Wind: South-east backing to south-west
Strength: Moderate, 6-7 increasing to 10 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km with fog at times
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Waxwing Sidensvans 5 10 6.9 24.5
Robin Rödhake 8 435 652.6 1321.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 104 58.3 106.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 171 109.5 256
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 916 1732.1 1602.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 143 131.3 208
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 131 109.4 182
Redpoll Gråsiska 17 392 369.3 1035
35 5327 4817 8172


1st November 2018

2018 November Posted on 01 Nov, 2018 16:11:20

Nets opened at 0630 in light to moderate south wind which backed to east through the morning, increasing slightly in strength. Nets closed at 1400.

201 new birds of 15 species – Finally, favourable winds allowed for a decent capture – or is Liam our lucky charm???

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

Wind: South, backing to east
Strength: Moderate, 4-6 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
2018 2018 1988-15 2016-17
Wren Gärdsmyg 7 92 86.8 194.5
Dunnock Järnsparv 2 29 30.8 59.5
Robin Rödhake 10 427 652.1 1321.5
Blackbird Koltrast 7 103 57.7 105
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 915 1730.7 1602.5
Long-tailed Tit Stjärtmes 18 210 49.4 163
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 156 218.4 258.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 142 131.1 208
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 6 119 74.3 109.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 173 50.5 111.5
Brambling Bergfink 1 21 14.9 19.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 4 130 106.8 182
Siskin Grönsiska 2 38 101.5 599.5
Redpoll Gråsiska 135 375 361.9 934
Bullfinch Domherre 4 21 43 131.5
201 5292 4800 8060