Landsort Birds Diary!

Landsort Birds Diary!

31st March 2019

2019 MarsPosted by Chris Sharpe 01 Apr, 2019 16:31:13
A morning seawatch in a brisk wind produced the usual flock of Common Eiders with a few Long-tailed Ducks and Common Scoters mixed in. A Common Guillemot and several Razorbills also flew past and a Woodcock flushed up from by the Lighthouse

Three at the obs tonight - Matt, Espen and Micke

30th March 2018

2019 MarsPosted by Chris Sharpe 30 Mar, 2019 18:43:04
Two new members arrived at the obs this afternoon who will stay at the obs tonight, making four of us at the obs: Matt, Espen, Mathias and Vera.

Migration continues at a slow pace with finch numbers on the up, including several Brambling. A Woodcock was seen this evening by the visiting members.

28th March 2018

2019 MarsPosted by Chris Sharpe 30 Mar, 2019 18:33:18

Hello from Espen and Matt, the new seasonal wardens at Landsort F├ągelstation.

We both arrived over the last week, Matt set up the first nets initially with Pelle and Liam and we finished the job today. This morning we started with an hours seawatch and in the evening cycled up to the north end to see a new part of the island. The weather has given us an incredible welcome to the island as it's been calm and very sunny, so we are making the most of it while it lasts!

On this morning's seawatch we had several small groups of Long-tailed Ducks and a group of Common Scoter among the large flock of around 400 Common Eider. Some small flocks of Razorbill also flew past, as well as one of the regular White-tailed Eagles.

On the vismig side a few dribs and drabs have started to come through from the south and we are hoping that this will pick up further in coming days as the good weather looks set to hold for a little while at least.

The surprise of the day was not a bird but the Eurasian Beaver that swam past us at close range this evening at the north end. Typically, neither of us had cameras at hand but it was a great experience nonetheless and a new mammal species for both of us!