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Landsort Birds Diary!

31st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 31 Oct, 2019 19:36:14

16 birds were caught on the last day of standardised ringing in 2019. A moderate westerly wind throughout the day limited the number of nets opened and very little migration was noted.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 7-14 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 16



30th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 18:15:39

94 birds were ringed this morning including the biggest catch of redpolls so far this year, the vast majority of these being Lesser Redpolls (Brunsiska), with only one Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska). Two Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) were at Saltmar while a Water Rail (Vattenrall) was at Bredmar, having been present a couple of days. Despite there being none seen on Landsort so far, it’s worth noting the historic invasion of Pine Grosbeak (Tallbit) taking place in Scandinavia at the moment – they are being seen daily in large numbers just to the north of us on Torö, so hopefully it’s only a matter of time before some make it here!

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 2-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 6

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 6

Brambling / Bergfink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser/Mealy Redpoll / Brunsiska/Gråsiska: 3

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 50

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 94



29th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 12:24:52

39 birds were ringed this morning on a cold, clear day with a moderate northwesterly wind, these included the 4th Coal Tit (Svartmes) of the autumn. A quiet day for migration although a flock of 24 Bean Geese (Sädgås) flew west over the obs late morning and a flock of 24 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) flew west over the north in the afternoon. A Goshawk (Duvhök) was seen hunting around the island several times during the day.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 7

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 12

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 39



28th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2019 17:03:59

A cold but settled day and all of the nets were opened this morning. 109 birds were ringed including the latest Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) to be ringed on Landsort and 23 Blackbirds (Koltrast) – the highest day total so far this year. A Rough-legged Buzzard (Fjällvråk) flew north and a Black Redstart (Svart Rödstjärt) was around the obs.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-13 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 23

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 16

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 8

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Goldfinch / Steglits: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 30

Total: 109



27th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 27 Oct, 2019 20:27:25

Another wet start to a windy day albeit less so than yesterday. Again no nets were opened. A fall of migrants involving a few hundred thrushes (trastar), Robins (Rödhakar) and Goldcrests (Kungsfåglar) was evident this morning. Among these were a late Redstart (Rödstjärt), a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt), three Chiffchaff (Gransångare) and most surprisingly – a Scarlet Rosefinch (Rosenfink), foraging on a rowan south of the obs, the latest autumn record in Stockholms län! Three 1cy Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) flew south over the obs at around 12:30, they presumably then flew back north as three were later seen at Ankarudden. 4 Rough-legged Buzzard (Fjällvråk), a Goshawk (Duvhök) and a Merlin (Stenfalk) all contributed to a great raptor day.

Wind: Northeast to northwest
Strength 0-16 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until about 10:30



26th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 26 Oct, 2019 20:41:40

A wet and windy day today and no nets were opened. The rain finished at about 9am and the wind also picked up around this time. There was no sign of the Isabelline Wheatear (Isabellastenskvätta) during a search of the south end of the island this morning, but the conditions were less than ideal and there are plenty of places that it could hide from the wind! A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was by the obs and a Grey Wagtail (Forsälare) was seen at Kummelhålet. At Södra Udden a flock of Twite (Vinterhämpling) was foraging.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 4-22 m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until about 09:00



25th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 25 Oct, 2019 23:20:49

Another surge of migrants passed through this morning after a few quiet days, 120 birds were ringed – including a Firecrest (Brandkronad kungsfågel), the second of the year. An Isabelline Wheatear (Isabellastenskvätta) was discovered at Vadarbunkern, where it stayed put until at least 16:30 and with the current weather conditions it seems unlikely it will move on at the moment! It is the first record for Landsort and there are 24 previous accepted Swedish records.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 8-20 m/s
Temperature: 8-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Rain shower early evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 53

Blackbird / Koltrast: 19

Redwing / Rödvingetrast

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 31

Firecrest / Brandkronad kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 120



24th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 24 Oct, 2019 18:42:21

Another windy day meant that only a few nets were opened this morning, which was reflected in the ringing totals. 27 birds were ringed, including the second Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska) of the autumn. The wind moved around from southwest to southeasterly by the evening.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 4-13 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 8

Total: 27



23rd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 23 Oct, 2019 15:38:39

77 birds were ringed today, although some nets were not opened due to a fairly constant southwesterly wind throughout the day. Our first Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska) of the autumn was among 33 redpolls caught today, with the rest being the smaller and darker brown Lesser Redpoll (Brunsiska). Two Whooper Swan (Sångsvan) migrated south this morning together with four Canada Geese (Kanadagås).

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-14 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 15

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 32

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 77



22nd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 22 Oct, 2019 19:11:35

A much brisker westerly wind took hold today and thus we were only able to open a limited number of nets. 36 birds were ringed, including two Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare), the 3rd and 4th of the autumn. Birds seen migrating from the lighthouse this morning included a Bean Goose (Sädgås), a Merlin (Stenfalk), 14 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) and 17 Snow Bunting (Snösparv).

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 6-18 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-6/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 9

Bullfinch / Domherre: 9

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 36



21st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 21 Oct, 2019 21:51:45

A calm day with light and variable wind. 165 birds were ringed, including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), also notable were 4 Yellowhammer (Gulsparv) – not a regularly caught bird at this time of year and 10 Bullfinch (Domherre), our highest day catch of the season. A Whooper Swan (Sångsvan) migrated south as did the first 5 Snow Buntings (Snösparv) of the season. Also seen were: 40 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa), 1 Black-throated Diver (Storlom), 5 Red-throated Diver (Smålom) and a Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk).

Wind: Variable
Strength 0-8 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Showers during late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 8

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 28

Blackbird / Koltrast: 5

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff  /  Gransångare: 13

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 36

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 8

Brambling / Bergfink: 6

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 18

Bullfinch / Domherre: 10

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 165



20th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 20 Oct, 2019 21:28:24

Rain this morning meant no nets were opened. A Radde’s Warbler (Videsångare) was found at 10:30 in a patch of alders to the southeast of Lotstornet. Seen well initially it became increasingly elusive and there was no sign through most of the afternoon despite much searching. A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at Norrhamn, a Redstart (Rödstjärt) at Bredmar and a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) was heard by Saltmar.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 3-12 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until mid-morning



19th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 19 Oct, 2019 19:21:39

The southwesterly wind quickly picked up this morning meaning only more sheltered nets were opened. Only 39 new birds were ringed today, following three days of 100+ catches. Birds seen migrating from the south this morning included: 150 Wigeon (Bläsand), 7 Pintail (Stjärtand), 128 Brent Goose (Prutgås), 7 White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås), 71 Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel), 55 Bean Goose (Sädgås), 1 Red-necked Grebe (Gråhakedopping). Also present were 3 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa), 1000 Common Gull (Fiskmås), 2 Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel), 10 White-tailed Eagle (Havsörn) and 1 Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk).

Wind: South to southwest
Strength 7-15 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 15

Chiffchaff  /  Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 11

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 2

Total: 39



18th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 18 Oct, 2019 21:12:47

Another misty start gave way to a considerably brighter and sunnier day today. 200 birds were ringed today including another Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare). Frustratingly, both a Goshawk (Duvhök) and a Long-eared Owl (Hornuggla) evaded capture first thing, the former was seen again later in the morning before heading out to sea toward the mainland. Two Woodlark (Trädlärka) migrated over Södra Udden where 95 Brent Goose (Prutgås) were also counted and four Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa) were on a small skerry to the west. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was around the weather station south of Österhamn and a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at the obs. A Short-eared Owl was at Södra Lunden.

Wind: Southwesterly to southeasterly
Strength 3-9 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Moderate to poor
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Intermittent drizzle in morning and evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 15

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 78

Blackbird / Koltrast: 10

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 4

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 8

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 52

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 5

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 8

Total: 200



17th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 17 Oct, 2019 19:04:38

Less wind and moisture today, in fact the wind dropped had dropped off to almost nothing by the evening. 152 birds were ringed including the latest Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka) ever to be ringed on the island, two Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) and our highest day catch of Blackbirds (Koltrast) so far this year, with 16 birds.

Wind: Northerly to westerly
Strength 1-16 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 14

Robin / Rödhake: 29

Blackbird / Koltrast: 16

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 16

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 34

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 6

Chaffinch / Bofink: 5

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 152



16th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 16 Oct, 2019 17:52:57

After a fairly calm start, the wind started to pick up mid-morning and fog was the predominant feature of the day. 186 birds were ringed today, including the second Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) of the autumn which was caught at around midday, the third Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) of the autumn was also caught. Aside from these, thrushes were the order of the day, with 27 Redwing (Rödvingetrast) – the highest autumn day catch for Landsort.

Wind: Southeasterly to northeasterly
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 9-10
Visibility: Moderate to poor
Cloud cover: 8-8/8
Precipitation: Light drizzle from mid-morning

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 14

Robin / Rödhake: 39

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 27

Yellow-browed Warbler: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 57

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 16

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 3

Total: 186



15th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 15 Oct, 2019 19:29:16

After a calm start the wind very quickly picked up to a brisk southeasterly, which continued all day. It remained overcast all day and despite the threat of rain stayed mostly dry. Throughout the night we heard flocks of Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gås) passing over, this continued all day and we counted 2340 heading SW during the day, although the real figure must surely have been much higher, with many birds also passing distantly out to the west. 155 birds were ringed, including a Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) and the first four Bullfinch (Domherre) of the autumn. A Great Grey Shrike was also present at Södra Udden.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 4-14 m/s
Temperature: 9-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 21

Robin / Rödhake: 56

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 6

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 33

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 7

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Brambling / Bergfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 2

Bullfinch / Domherre: 4

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 6

Total: 155



14th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 14 Oct, 2019 18:22:28

Overnight rain continued into this morning which meant we were again unable to open the nets, eventually it reduced to a drizzle which continued on and off until the afternoon. For the first time in a while there was noticeable migration over this island, most obvious were 600 Woodpigeons (Ringduva), several hundred Fieldfare (Björktrast), smaller numbers of the other thrush species and good numbers of finches and Reed Bunting (Sävsparv). Two Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) were present, one at Saltmar and one at Södra Udden while a Woodcock (Morkulla) was at Batteri.

Wind: Variable, mostly northerly
Strength 4-17 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning and on/off through afternoon



13th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 13 Oct, 2019 20:53:22

A windy morning meant we were not able to open any nets, this dropped off during the day giving way to a much calmer afternoon.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 5-16 m/s
Temperature: 9-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None



12th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 12 Oct, 2019 18:35:33

A clearer day today but westerly wind meant that we were even more limited than yesterday in nets we could open, this was reflected in the catch of 18 birds ringed.

Wind: Sothwesterly
Strength 8-16 m/s
Temperature: 9-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Evening rain showers

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 5

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 18



11th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 11 Oct, 2019 19:13:24

A windy day and only some of the more sheltered nets were opened, 21 birds were ringed. The light trap has been run most nights since getting it last week. After a slow start with none or very few moths the mild weather over the past couple of days has meant larger catches and we’ve been able to get our eye in on the more regular species in this season. So far we have recorded 12 species.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 5-14 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers in afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 21



10th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 10 Oct, 2019 21:23:04

Another overcast day. 45 birds were ringed this morning. A Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) at Södra Udden and 8 Jay (Nötskrika) flew south over the obs late morning.

Wind: Southerly to southwesterly
Strength 3-10 m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 45



9th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 09 Oct, 2019 20:31:34

A mostly calm though overcast day, 109 birds were ringed this morning. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was again seen in the Saltmar area, a Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) was flushed from Bredmar and a Woodlark (Trädlärka) flew north over the obs.

Wind: Easterly to westerly
Strength 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 55

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 35

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Total: 109



8th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 08 Oct, 2019 17:21:20

119 birds were ringed this morning, including a late Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) and the first Fieldfare (Björktrast) of the autumn. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was seen around Saltmar again and a Whinchat (Buskskvätta) and a Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) were in Bredmar.

Wind: Northwesterly to southwesterly
Strength 0-7 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: light rain starting early evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 10

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 38

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 7

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 33

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 8

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 5

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 119



7th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 08 Oct, 2019 16:45:41

66 birds were ringed this morning, including the first Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) of the year – tentatively aged as a juvenile on the basis of some retained juvenile upper tail coverts. Sadly for today’s visiting birders, the Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) had seemingly departed and was not seen all day. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was seen at Saltmar, where a group of Bearded Tits (Skäggmes) were also heard calling, but proved elusive. Two Woodlarks (Trädlärka) flew south and the Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), a ringed individual, was still in the village.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 2-7 m/s
Temperature: 0-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 5

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 15

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 66



6th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 06 Oct, 2019 21:23:12

A quieter day today with 61 birds ringed this morning. The Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) was still present all day and showed well at times for the several hundred visiting birders. Additionally, a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) was north of Saltmar, a Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk) flew south over Fårhagen, where there was also a Woodlark (Trädlärka) and a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) was seen in the village. For several nights in the past week we have attempted to catch Tengmalm’s Owl (Pärluggla), but have so far drawn a blank.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 0-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 8

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 7

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 14

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 4

Total: 61



5th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 05 Oct, 2019 21:07:00

A frosty cold start gave way to a clear, crisp day. 96 birds were ringed at Bredmar, including the first Penduline Tit (Pungmes) to ever be ringed on the island, possibly the same juvenile that was seen last weekend. The first Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) of the autumn was also ringed, as well as the first Redpolls (Gråsiska) of the autumn. The sleepy afternoon lull was quickly forgotten when we received a call about a Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) at Saltmar, found by two visiting Dutch birders. The bird, an adult male, represents only the second record of this species in Sweden (the first was ringed on Nidingen, Halland in October 1984). It showed on and off all afternoon in the scrubby area opposite the memorial at Saltmar. The first visiting twitchers managed to see it before it finally dropped out of sight, but it was not seen to leave this area.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 4-11 m/s
Temperature: 0-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Jack Snipe / Dvärgbeckasin: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 10

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 13

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 37

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Penduline Tit / Pungmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 96



4th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 04 Oct, 2019 20:16:10

106 birds were ringed today, including the first Snipe (Enkelbeckasin) of the year.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 4-14 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Snipe / Enkelbeckasin: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 25

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 34

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 10

Brambling / Bergfink: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 106



3rd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 03 Oct, 2019 20:02:00

A blustery morning with on/off rain showers, which prevented any nets being opened. Several groups of Fieldfare (Björktrast) and Mistle Thrush (Dubbeltrast) were on the move and a Merlin (Stenfalk) was seen at the north.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 6-15 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Rain this morning



2nd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 02 Oct, 2019 21:56:19

111 birds were ringed today, including a late Reed Warbler (Rörsångare). Some nets were not opened due to a moderate westerly during the morning, which dropped off and moved to northeasterly by the evening. Rain set in for the afternoon at around 15:00.

Wind: Westerly to northeasterly
Strength 3-15 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain from around 15:00

Ringing day totals:

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 26

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 7

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 22

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 10

Total: 111



1st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 01 Oct, 2019 20:16:00

A brisk westerly prevented any nets being opened this morning and continued all day. At least two Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) were seen, as was a Merlin (Stenfalk) and several Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) moved south.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 9-18 m/s
Temperature: 7-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None