Landsort Birds Diary!

Landsort Birds Diary!

31st August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 31 Aug, 2018 10:36:12

Nets opened at 0530 and closed at 0900 when the occasional light rain from 0800 turned into a prolonged period of heavier rain.

A total of 26 new birds of 11 species including the first Chiffchaff (Gransångare) of the autumn.

Routine cleaning of Obs and lab this afternoon as well as writing the monthly report for August, which is available via the website:

http://www.landsort-birds.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/website_-_August_2018.pdf

There will be 4 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Gunilla & Mova.

Wind: North-east
Strength: Moderate, 4-6 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km, decreasing
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry before light rain showers at 0800, then rain at 0900
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 7 0.4 3
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 2 11 2.4 4.5
Robin Rödhake 3 39 8.5 50.5
Whinchat Buskvätta 1 7 1.5 2.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 10 393 52.3 236.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 73 19.5 46
Blackcap Svarthätta 3 89 19.8 93.5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1 1 0.6 1.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 558 159.7 340
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 7 11.3 11
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1 22 10.8 33
26 1904 456 1561




30th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 30 Aug, 2018 14:00:38

Nets opened at 0445 and closed at 1145 with a break in early morning due to short heavy shower of rain.

A total of 63 new birds of 20 species.

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

Wind: South
Strength: Light, 2-3 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Largely dry with one shower of 45 minutes
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Kestrel Tornfalk 1 1 0 0.5
Robin Rödhake 7 36 7.8 49.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 6 19 6.1 18.5
Whinchat Buskvätta 2 6 1.5 2.5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 15 1.1 8.5
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2 56 4.7 42.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8 383 50.5 235.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 3 49 21.4 56
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 72 18.5 45.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 12 86 18 88.5
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 20 6.5 11
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7 556 149.1 335
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 6 9.5 10.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 17 9.9 35
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1 1 0.3 0
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 3 21 10.6 33
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 30 5.5 26
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 5 1 2.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 46 19 45.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 28 3.3 20.5
63 1878 433 1542


29th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 29 Aug, 2018 14:33:01

Nets opened at 0445 in almost calm conditions with clear skies, though a mist descended from 0930 until the end of the session at 1145.

A total of 53 new birds of 14 species.

Guided talk given to 8 people from 1130 until 1245.

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

Wind: East
Strength: Light, 2-3 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: Clear skies until 0930 then mist
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1 9 2.1 4.5
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 32 4.3 21
Robin Rödhake 1 29 6.7 48.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 29 11.8 37
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 14 375 48.6 234
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 46 20.9 55.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 69 17.5 45
Blackcap Svarthätta 8 74 15.9 87.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 16 549 141.5 329
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 5 8.3 10.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 16 9.2 33.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 28 14.3 39
Chaffinch Bofink 1 27 3.1 20
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 51 15.4 122
53 1815 411 1527


28th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 28 Aug, 2018 16:38:22

Overnight rain delayed opening of nets until 0600 with a couple of light showers in the first part of the session before it cleared to some sunshine by the time netting finished at 1100.

A total of 37 new birds of 11 species including an Ortolan Bunting (Ortolansparv), the first ever caught at the Obs in the autumn period, with most (30) caught in May and just one in June. This is the second for the year, the first being on 1st May.

Mikael headed north as soon as the early rain cleared, reporting more ducks and waders than expected, but fewer passerines.

Some nets replaced today.

Mikael left on the late ferry to give just two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South
Strength: Light, 2-3 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Largely dry with light shower
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 31 4 21
Robin Rödhake 2 28 6.3 48
Redstart Rödstjärt 2 13 4.6 18
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7 361 47.2 232
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 66 16.9 45
Blackcap Svarthätta 16 66 14.2 85
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 2 19 6.3 10
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 533 134.5 321
Chaffinch Bofink 1 26 3.1 20
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1 26 7.7 31.5
Ortolan Bunting Ortolansparv 1 1 0 0
37 1762 391 1510




27th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 27 Aug, 2018 14:57:29

Nets opened at 0445 and closed at 1100 with 23 new birds of 6 species.

Additional guiding given from 1130 until 1245 to 11 staff from Tyresta National Park.

Guided talks this year to over 400 people have included discussion about how we all need to play our part in helping our environment. This has proved to be a popular and thought-provoking part of the talk, with much discussion and positive feedback.

Disappointed today to see that the sides of the road on the island are being trimmed, removing the last of the flowers that insects need. This is the second time this year it has been done, the first in May!!! It is a challenge to change the minds of the public when the evidence of poor land management by the system is so clearly on view in a nature reserve!!!

Bird bags washed. Some net repairs done.

There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay. Update - Mikael has just been informed us he is coming out, so three, not two.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 2 26 5.8 42.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 11 4.3 18
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7 354 45.5 229
Blackcap Svarthätta 3 50 12.3 78.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 8 532 128.6 305.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 14 7.2 30.5
23 1725 372 1463




26th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 26 Aug, 2018 15:11:53

Overnight rain delayed opening of nets until 0530 with overcast and almost calm conditions gradually clearing to give part cloud with a moderate wind by the time ringing finished at 1145.

A total of 53 new birds of 11 species.

The final public guided talk of the season given from 1130 until 1245 to 7 people.

Mats spent the morning in the south before leaving on the 1330 ferry, leaving just two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 24 5.1 42
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 14 1 7.5
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2 54 4.6 42.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 17 347 43.5 226
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 63 14.9 44.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 9 47 10.9 78
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 17 6 9.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 18 524 117.5 299.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 12 6.6 29
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 29 4.6 26
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 1 9 3.4 8.5
53 1702 348 1445




25th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 25 Aug, 2018 17:13:09

Moderate to strong wind limited the number of nets open from 0430 until 1100 with a disappointing number of just 8 new birds of 6 species, but including a relatively late Icterine Warbler (Härmsångare).

Mats spent the morning migration watching but it was very quiet for birds. Mats has replaced the cooker hood and fan in the kitchen and brought out a lot of bird food.

This afternoon a Board meeting was held at the Obs.

David and Vanessa left the island this morning to give three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Mats.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 23 4.3 41
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1 52 4.5 42
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 330 41 223.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 62 12.9 43.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 2 38 9.3 71.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 506 102.6 287.5
8 1649 317 1406




24th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 24 Aug, 2018 13:34:03

Nets all opened at 0430 and closed at 1100 with 19 new birds of 7 species.

There will be six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, David, Vanessa, Emma and Mats.

Wind: South
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud cover: Partly, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Great Spotted Woodpecker Större hackspett 1 1 0.5 0.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 10 3 15.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 12 329 37.8 219.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 45 18.1 52
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 61 10.9 42
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2 504 88.6 282
Chaffinch Bofink 1 25 2.7 18.5
19 1641 281 1376


23rd August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 23 Aug, 2018 11:46:49

Strong overnight winds continued through the morning with reduced nets opened from 0515 until 1100.

Only 11 new birds of 5 species caught.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, David & Vanessa.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 22 3.6 37
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7 317 35.5 207.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 36 4.9 57.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 502 79.2 271
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 27 11.3 34.5
11 1622 260 1318


22nd August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 22 Aug, 2018 17:54:33

Nets opened at 0430 and closed at 1145 with 68 new birds of 20 species including the second Barred Warbler (Höksångare) of the autumn.

Guided talk given to 8 people from 1130 until 1300.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, David and Vanessa.

Wind: South
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 2 6 0.3 3
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1 8 0.6 4
Robin Rödhake 1 21 3.3 33.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 28 9.6 34
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1 51 4.3 40.5
Barred Warbler Höksångare 1 2 0.7 0.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 19 310 33.9 202
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2 44 17.1 50.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 60 7.9 38.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 12 35 4.1 51
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 16 5 7.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 15 501 73.3 249
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1 3 0.8 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2 18 4.5 27.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 28 3.8 25.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 26 10.9 34
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1 4 0.5 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 45 13.3 35.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 104 2.2 73.5
Chaffinch Bofink 1 24 2.4 18.5
68 1611 246 1263


21st August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 21 Aug, 2018 13:02:45

Nets opened from 0430 until 1100 though strong North-west winds restricted the number of nets that could be opened. Despite this a good total of 77 new birds of 15 species including the first Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) of the autumn.

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

Wind: North-west
Strength: Moderate to strong, 7-9 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 20 3 33.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 2 9 2 13.5
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1 3 1.1 4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 13 291 32.6 189.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2 42 16.5 50
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 57 6.7 33.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 7 23 3.7 46
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 15 4.9 7.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 35 486 67.9 201.5
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 2 2 0.7 1
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 11 3.4 14.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2 16 4.3 20.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 4 44 12.5 31
Chaffinch Bofink 1 23 2.4 18
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 1 8 2.8 8.5
77 1543 232 1166


20th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 20 Aug, 2018 18:13:40

Overnight rain delayed net opening until 0530 with rain ending the main ringing session at 1030.

An excellent days ringing with 318 new birds of 17 species including the first Yellow Wagtail (Gulärla) of the year. This is the highest day capture for any August from 1988- to date (176 on 26th August 2014).

236 Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) represented a new day record for autumn (207 on 7th Sept 1995) with good totals for a range of other species also in particular 19 Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssangare).

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

Wind: East, backing north-east to west
Strength: Light, 3-4 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10 km
Cloud cover: *Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers, with dry period most morning
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 7 7 0.3 2
Yellow Wagtail Gulärla 1 1 0.3 0.5
White Wagtail Sädesärla 2 30 3 21
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 18 3.7 7.5
Redstart Rödstjärt 4 7 1.8 12.5
Whinchat Buskvätta 2 4 0.6 1.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 21 278 30.1 179
Whitethroat Törnsångare 3 40 15.7 47.5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 19 54 5.3 29.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 16 3.3 44
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 4 14 4.7 6.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 236 452 60.4 194.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 9 2.8 13
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 7 14 3.8 7.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 3 40 12 30.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 3 106 2.1 67.5
Chaffinch Bofink 3 22 2.3 18
318 1467 216 1116








19th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 19 Aug, 2018 14:55:09

Limited net opening due to strong to very strong south-west to westerly winds that gradually decreased.

Nets opened from 0515 until 1145 with just 10 new birds of 4 species.

All the rest of the members headed to the south for the morning, leaving on the 1330 ferry.

Guided talk given to two people.

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

Wind: South-west becoming West
Strength: Strong, 12-15 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2 50 4 39.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 257 26.8 174.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 6 216 50.9 190
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 25 8.7 32
10 1149 192 1084




18th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 18 Aug, 2018 13:51:38

Nets opened at 0415 until 1100 with Caroline joining in the session, which produced 23 new birds of 5 species including a Whinchat (Buskskvätta).

Raul, Janne & Bosse headed to SUDD with Mikael and Niklas heading north. All reported it quiet for migration though 4 Sandwich Tern (Kentsk tärna) were seen at each location, quite probably the same birds.

Janne & Bosse left the island today to give 6 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Raul, Caroline, Mikael and Niklas.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-5 m/s
Temperature: 20
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Whinchat Buskvätta 1 2 0.4 1.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 5 256 25.2 168
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 15 210 42.4 183
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 8 1.9 11.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 100 2 58
23 1139 176 1049


17th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 17 Aug, 2018 12:39:31

Limited number of nets opened at 0415 and closed at 1100 with just 4 new birds of 3 species!!!

Niklas, Bosse & Janne all headed south for the morning.

There will be 8 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Bosse, Niklas, Raul, Caroline and Mikael.

Wind: South
Strength: Strong, 10-13 m/s
Temperature: 20
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1 195 38.6 183
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 37 10 28
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2 99 2 58
4 1116 165 1045


16th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 16 Aug, 2018 15:14:37

Nets opened at 0415 and closed at 1100 with 31 new birds of 10 species.

Janne & Niklas headed to the north for the morning, while Bosse spent the first part of the morning in SUDD before heading up to Bredmar.

There will be 5 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Bosse and Niklas.

Wind: South to south-west
Strength: Light to moderate, 3-7 m/s
Temperature: 20
Visibility: Very good, >20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Blackbird Koltrast 2 27 8.3 32.5
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1 48 3.8 39.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8 251 23 152
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 3 35 2.8 16
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 15 1.4 36.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7 194 33.9 146
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2 7 1.6 10
Blue Tit Blåmes 2 27 2.9 24.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 36 9.2 25
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 4 97 2 53.5
31 1112 156 971






15th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 15 Aug, 2018 14:28:44

Strong overnight winds were slow to decrease, so limited net opening from 0415 until 1145 with a light shower of rain for 10 minutes around 1000 - more like a mist.

A total of 31 new birds of 10 species including the second Grasshopper Warbler (Gräshoppsångare) of the autumn and third Barred Warbler (Höksångare) of the year.

Bosse & Niklas spent the morning in the north and reported it quiet for migration but three Cuckoo (Gök) and a Bluethroat (Blåhake) were seen.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas and Bosse, though we are left guessing again about whether Janne will turn up or not!!!

Wind: North-east
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s gradually easing
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 17 3.1 7.5
Grasshopper Warbler Gräshoppsångare 1 2 0.1 0.5
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1 47 3.8 39
Barred Warbler Höksångare 1 1 0.4 0
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 9 243 21.3 147
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 4 32 2.7 15
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 9 187 29.9 137.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2 35 8.4 24
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 93 1.8 51.5
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 50 10.1 107.5
31 1081 145 946


14th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 14 Aug, 2018 15:59:51

Nets opened at 0415 and closed at 1100 with 63 new birds of 13 species, including 29 Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) a new day record.

Almost calm conditions at first light with the wind remaining largely East through the morning and around 3-4 m/s.

Niklas & Janne headed north in the morning and reported good numbers of warblers moving off the island.

I forgot to mention yesterday that Janne saw the Wild Boar north of Saltmar.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Niklas and we are told that Bosse is arriving also.

Wind: East
Strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 4 0.1 0
Redstart Rödstjärt 1 3 1.3 11.5
Blackbird Koltrast 1 25 7.5 32
Song Thrush Taltrast 1 13 0.6 6.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 29 234 19.2 139.5
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 14 1.1 35
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1 10 3.5 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 14 178 26.4 111.5
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 25 2.4 24.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 28 6.8 32
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 33 7.1 20
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 10 92 1.6 47
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 48 9.7 101.5
63 1050 133 883


13th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 13 Aug, 2018 13:47:22

Nets opened at 0430 and closed at 1200 with 152 new birds of 13 species - the first real indication that migration has commenced for a range of species.

Janne headed to the north in the morning and reported good numbers of passerine migrants.

Niklas arrives this afternoon to give four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne & Niklas.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1 3 3.5 5.0
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1 46 3.6 39.0
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 20 205 17.4 127.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 5 37 10.9 41.0
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 28 2.0 13.0
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 4 9 3.2 3.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 96 164 22.7 99.5
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1 5 1.0 7.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1 7 2.0 1.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 1 23 6.2 32.0
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2 32 6.2 19.0
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 17 82 1.6 47.0
Greenfinch Grönfink 2 47 9.3 98.0
152 987 121 845

Sightings of interest
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Migrating south - 1cy
Grey Wagtail Forsärla 1 Jutvik


12th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 12 Aug, 2018 13:47:26

Early morning rain delayed opening of nets until 0600 in light winds that increased during the morning to strong by the time netting finished at 1145, with heavy rain showers starting at that time. A total of 24 new birds of 10 species.

A guided talk was given to 5 people from 1130 until 1245.

There will be six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Jane, Carol, Karen and Catie.

Wind: West
Strength: Starting with light winds, increasing to Strong, 10-12 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry after early rain
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 16 2.3 6.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 6 185 15.8 126.5
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 32 10.1 41.0
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 27 1.8 12.5
Great Tit Talgoxe 2 22 5.9 32
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 30 5.5 18.5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 7 65 1.4 47
Chaffinch Bofink 1 19 1.6 17
Greenfinch Grönfink 3 45 8.4 97
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1 25 3.5 27.5
24 835 109.3 839.5


11th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 11 Aug, 2018 13:07:46

Nets remained closed during the early morning due to very strong overnight winds which slowly decreased through the morning to allow a few nets open until 1145.

Just four birds of four species for the day.

An extra guided talk was given to two people from 1130 until 1245.

There will be six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Jane, Karen, Catie and Carol.

Wind: South-west to West
Strength: vEry strong, 12-15 m/s slowly decreasing
Temperature: 22
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Robin Rödhake 1 19 1.3 26.5
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1 179 14.4 117.5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 29 5.1 13.0
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1 58 1.4 46.0
TOTAL 4 811 102 802
Dsum = Captures today
Ssum = Season sum 2018. 1 July to date
Savg = Historical Season Average to date


10th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 10 Aug, 2018 12:34:10

Nets opened at 0400 in moderate winds, which increased through the morning, resulting in nets being progressively closed until ringing stopped at 1100. Started overcast with thunder storms either side of the island, but only a few drops of rain on the site. Cleared mid-morning to give sunny, humid, conditions.

A total of 26 new birds of 9 species.

Usual pre-weekend cleaning this afternoon.

There will be 6 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Jane, Karen, Katie & Carol.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Moderate, becoming strong, 8/12 m/s
Temperature: 23
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, clearing to 0/8
Precipitation:

Dry with a few drops of rain for 15 minutes

Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 9 178 13.6 110.0
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 26 1.5 11.0
Blackcap Svarthätta 1 13 0.9 31.5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 4 68 15.7 89.5
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2 6 1.1 1.0
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 28 4.7 13.0
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 6 57 1.4 45.0
Greenfinch Grönfink 1 42 8.0 92.5
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1 24 3.1 26.5
TOTAL 26 807 97 779
Dsum = Captures today
Ssum = Season sum 2018. 1 July to date
Savg = Historical Season Average to date






9th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 09 Aug, 2018 13:50:47

A thunderstorm overnight and the forecast of more rain in the early morning delayed opening of nets until 0700 when it was clear that the morning rain was passing either side of the island.

Nets closed at 1100 with 22 new birds of 6 species.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 23
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
1988-2015 2016-17
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 6 169 13 109
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1 25 1 11
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7 64 14 89
Blue Tit Blåmes 1 24 2 22
Great Tit Talgoxe 3 20 5 32
Greenfinch Grönfink 4 41 8 91
TOTAL 22 781 91 768
Dsum = Captures today
Ssum = Season sum 2018. 1 July to date
Savg = Historical Season Average to date


8th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 08 Aug, 2018 13:07:32

Nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1145 with a wind that was moderate, occasionally strong from the south-west, backing to south.

A total of 16 new birds of 7 species, including the first House Sparrow (Gråsparv) since 2014.

Guided talk given from 1130 until 1245 to 5 adults and one youngster.

We are trying a new method of displaying how the season is going. In addition to the daily totals we are showing the season totals (1st July to date) for each species caught together with two seasonal averages. The first is the average for the 28 year period 1988-2015 and the second is for the period 2016-2017 when standardised ringing was introduced.

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

Wind: South-west, backing south
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 25
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Dsum = Captures today

Ssum = Season sum 2018. 1 July to date
Savg = Historical Season Average to date
Dsum Ssum Savg Savg
88-15 16-17
Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 3
Wren Gärdsmyg 1 1 0 8
Blackbird Koltrast 1 24 6 29
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8 163 13 108
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3 57 14 89
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 27 4 12
House Sparrow Gråsparv 1 1
TOTAL 16 759 88 763










7th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 07 Aug, 2018 14:02:50

Nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1100 with 23 new birds of 8 species.

Mikael headed to the south for the morning but saw very few birds.

There are just two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 22
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 9
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 4
Great Tit Talgoxe 3
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 2


6th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 06 Aug, 2018 14:29:47

Nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1100 with 46 new birds of 15 species.

Raul & Niklas were up north all morning, while Bosse spent some time at SUDD.

Most left the island this afternoon, with Mikael arriving later to give three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Mikael.

Wind: North-west becoming North-east for a while
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 23
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Whinchat Buskvätta 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 15
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 12
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Great Tit Talgoxe 2
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 4
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1


5th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 05 Aug, 2018 17:14:17

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1145 with 41 new birds caught of 13 species including the first Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) of the year.

Caroline helped with the ringing, while Raul, Niklas and Mattias headed north for the morning. Janne & Bosse stayed at Bredmar all morning, between the Obs and the bunker at the back.

Problems with the computer have delayed some reporting, for which we apologise but hopefully resolved soon.

Mattias, Lena, Christine, Caroline and Janne left in the afternoon, with Marcus arriving to give six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Bosse, Niklas, Raul and Marcus.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Calm, increasing 6-7 m/s
Temperature: 24
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1
Robin Rödhake 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 13
Whitethroat Törnsångare 3
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 4
Great Tit Talgoxe 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 6
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 4
Redpoll Gråsiska 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 4


4th August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 04 Aug, 2018 13:31:56

Limited nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 with 11 new birds of 8 species including the first Common Redstart (Rödstjärt) of the autumn.

All the bird-watching crew head to SUDD for the morning, with most remarkable record being of a Budgerigar (undulat) flying in company with Starling (Stare) and Whie Wagtail (Sädesärla).

There will be 10 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Bosse, Lena, Janne, Raul, Caroline, Niklas, Mattias and Christina.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 25
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 3
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1




3rd August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 03 Aug, 2018 16:48:25

Limited nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 due to strong westerly wind. Just 8 birds of 4 species caught.

There will be ten at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Bosse, Lena, Janne, Niklas, Raul, Caroline and two new members.

Wind: West
Strength: Strong, 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 26
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2


2nd August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 02 Aug, 2018 14:01:52

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 with 26 new birds of 11 species.

Our friends from the Isle of Man, Nick & Jackie, left the Obs today to give just two overnight; Chris & Kay.

Wind: South
Strength: Light wind, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 25
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Swallow Ladusvala 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8
Whitethroat Törnsångare 4
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 3
Redpoll Gråsiska 1


1st August 2018

2018 AugustiPosted by Chris Sharpe 01 Aug, 2018 18:30:48

Nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1145 with 28 new birds of 11 species including the second Woodcock (Morkulla) of the year.

A guided talk given to 8 adults and 2 youngsters between 1130 and 1245.

There will be four at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Jackie & Nick.

Wind: South-east
Strength: Light wind, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 25
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds ringed

Woodcock Morkulla 1
Robin Rödhake 2
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 3
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8
Whitethroat Törnsångare 3
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 3
Great Tit Talgoxe 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 3
Redpoll Gråsiska 2