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Landsort Birds Diary!

19th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 19 Nov, 2019 17:01:43

Although the last post was the official goodbye for this year, it would be wrong not to post an update about the Hume’s Warbler (Bergtajgasångare) found near the chapel this afternoon! There was also a late Chiffchaff (Gransångare) in the area as well as a flock of Waxwings (Sidensvans) and a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at Södra Udden.



14th – 17th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 17 Nov, 2019 20:06:55

The last few days have been spent finishing end of season tasks such as preparing the end of year report. On friday some board members came out for the traditional end of season meal with the wardens. It goes without saying that this has been an outstanding first season working at the station and although we are now heading home we are both returning for a second season next year. Goodbye till then!



13th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 19:51:02

A very still day, the only sighting of note was a Blackcap (Svarthätta) at Saltmar this evening.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 0-9 m/s
Temperature: 6-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: rain till late morning



12th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 12 Nov, 2019 21:52:14

A windy and damp day. Around 100 of Long-tailed Ducks (Alfåglar) were gathered distantly off Södra Udden this morning.

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 7-16 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: on/off drizzle



11th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2019 20:16:06

The nets were taken down today as the end of the season is nearing and we are working on the annual report for the past year.

Wind: North to southwest
Strength 2-13 m/s
Temperature: 0-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None



10th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 10 Nov, 2019 20:31:29

No nets were opened this morning due to wind and rain. A Goshawk (Duvhök) flew north past the lighthouse during the afternoon.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-16 m/s
Temperature: -2-3
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: on/off drizzle



9th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 09 Nov, 2019 17:57:58

Due to it raining for most of the day no nets were opened. A Lapland Bunting (Lappsparv) flew over this morning and a larger number of thrushes was present than in recent days, with up to 200 Redwing (Rödvingetrast) present around the south this morning and a few Song Thrush (Taltrast) also present. A late Chiffchaff (Gransångare) was looking rather sorry for itself in the rain this afternoon at Kummelhålet.

Wind: East to northwest
Strength 0-12 m/s
Temperature: 3-6
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain



8th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2019 20:38:55

The day started cool and damp but the wind swung around to the south in the evening bringing the temperature up to around 8 degrees. 15 birds were ringed this morning including a Blackcap (Svarthätta), one of the latest ringed on Landsort.

Wind: Northeast to southwest
Strength 3-11 m/s
Temperature: 3-8
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: drizzle intensifying to rain late morning and then stopping early afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Mealy Redpoll: 2

Lesser Redpoll: 2

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 15



7th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 07 Nov, 2019 18:02:03

The nets were opened for the first time in a few days although now migration seems to have more or less fizzled out and only 6 new birds were ringed, along with a large number of retrap Great Tit (Talgoxe) and Blue Tit (Blåmes).

Wind: Northeast
Strength 4-10 m/s
Temperature: 0-2
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: light drizzle late morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Total: 6



6th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 06 Nov, 2019 21:14:12

A windy morning again prevented any nets being opened.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 6-19 m/s
Temperature: -2-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-5/8
Precipitation: None



5th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 05 Nov, 2019 17:37:47

Strong north-easterlies again prevented ringing. 14 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) migrated southwest this morning and an adult male Goshawk (Duvhök) was seen several times around the obs.

Wind: Northeast to north
Strength 10-23 m/s
Temperature: 2-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-5/8
Precipitation: None



4th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 04 Nov, 2019 18:23:17

No nets were opened this morning due to strong north-easterly winds which continued all day. 10 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa) were at Södra Udden this morning.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 14-20 m/s
Temperature: 2-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None



3rd November 2019

2019 November Posted on 03 Nov, 2019 19:41:03

The day started with drizzle which then increased to light rain before drying up late morning. A moderate north-easterly breeze picked up in strength in the evening. 6 birds were ringed.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 4-16 m/s
Temperature: 3-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain until late-morning

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 6



2nd November 2019

2019 November Posted on 02 Nov, 2019 16:55:17

After a blustery start the wind dropped off throughout the day to almost nothing by evening. 21 birds were ringed.

Wind: Southwest to east
Strength 0-13 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 2

Total: 21



1st November 2019

2019 November Posted on 01 Nov, 2019 20:56:45

A calm and clear day, 38 birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 4

Mealy/Lesser Redpoll / Grå/Brunsiska: 3

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 11

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 38