Landsort Birds Diary!

Landsort Birds Diary!

31st May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 31 May, 2019 20:40:37

12 birds were ringed this morning including the first Marsh Warbler (Kärrsångare) of the year as well as the second Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata).

Wind: Westerly to southerly
Strength: 6-11 m/s
Temperature: 9-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover:1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 12



30th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 30 May, 2019 20:24:59

A calm morning but the wind picked up to almost 18m/s in the afternoon! An Osprey (Fiskgjuse) was again seen flying past the obs this morning, perhaps the same bird as yesterday.

Wind: Westerly
Strength: 6-18 m/s
Temperature: 9-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Light rain shower mid-afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Total: 7



29th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 29 May, 2019 19:14:43

A sunny day with a brisk westerly wind. The most notable sighting was an Osprey (Fiskgjuse) that drifted over the obs mid-morning. 20 birds were ringed, including four Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare), the latest species to arrive in significant numbers in the past few days.

Wind: Westerly
Strength: 6-14 m/s
Temperature: 9-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-1/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 4

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1



28th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 28 May, 2019 20:31:18

A mostly bright day with southerlies of varying strength. Five new birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength: 7-11 m/s
Temperature: 8-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Total: 5



27th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 27 May, 2019 19:14:30

A generally calm but overcast day, we closed the nets early due to rain starting up mid-morning which continued until early afternoon. 25 birds were ringed including the first Sedge Warbler (Sävsångare) of the year. Four Starlings (Stare) were ringed in nestboxes.

Wind: Variable southerly
Strength: 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 8-12
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain started mid-morning and continued until early afternoon.

Ringing day totals:

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 7

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 2

Total: 25



26th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 26 May, 2019 20:05:03
A quiet morning on Landsort. There was heavy cloud to start the day, leading to increased wind and rain by 6:30am. During the afternoon tornseglare/swift were seen at the nestbox site on the Observatory, hussvala/house martin and ladusvala/swallow were feeding low to the west and perching in the trees in the sheltered areas along the road.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength: 5,9 - 15,1 m/s
Temperature: 9 - 11°C
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Percipitation: Raining from 6:30am until mid afternoon

6 birds ringed: rödstjärt (redstart) 2, ärtsångare (lesser whitethroat) 2, törnsångare (whitethroat) 1, lövsångare (willow warbler) 1.

25th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 25 May, 2019 19:26:53
It seemed to get darker following sunrise as the cloud rolled in, it brightened up by midday for a pleasant afternoon. Highlights this morning were göktyta/wryneck, which were heard singing at the southern and northern end of the island, rörsångare/reed warbler and härmsångare/icterine warbler that had arrived overnight and four tornseglare/swift were feeding over the reedbed.

Wind: West
Strength: 7,9 - 10,8 m/s
Temperature: 10°C
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8 until mid morning then 4/8
Percipitation: Sporadic misty rain until 6:30am then dry.

29 birds ringed: rödstjärt (redstart) 5, buskskvätta (whinchat) 1, rörsångare (reed warbler) 2, härmsångare (icterine warbler) 3, ärtsångare (lesser whitethroat) 10, törnsångare (whitethroat) 1, lövsångare (willow warbler) 5, svartvit flugsnappare (pied flycatcher) 2.





24th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 24 May, 2019 20:41:30
A bright and still start to the day becoming cooler as it became overcast and breezy. The first stare (starling) chicks in nestboxes were ringed during the afternoon, six näktergal (thrush nightingale) were heard singing between the Observatory and north harbour. A gulärla (yellow wagtail) flew over going north and a göktyta (wryneck) was calling to the west of the Observatory. The kråka (hooded crow) was the second ringed at Landsort.

Wind: South to southwest
Strength: 4-8.5 m/s
Temperature: 10-11°C
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2/8 until mid morning then 8/8
Percipitation: None

55 birds ringed: Sädesärla (white wagtail) 1, rödhake (robin) 1, näktergal (thrush nightingale) 1, härmsångare (icterine warbler) 3, ärtsångare (lesser whitethroat) 20, törnsångare (whitethroat) 5, svarthätta (blackcap) 1, gransångare (chiffchaff) 1, lövsångare (willow warbler) 6, kråka (hooded crow) 1, bofink (chaffinch) 1. There were 13 stare (starling) chicks ringed in nestboxes in the afternoon.



23rd May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 23 May, 2019 14:33:03

A changeable day, early on it was very calm but around 9am the wind picked up and a thunderstorm rolled in, the rain continued on/off into the afternoon. 44 birds were caught and we had to close the nets early due to the weather. The first Reed Warbler (Rörsångare) of the year was ringed.

There will be one at the obs tonight: Matt.

Wind: Westerly/northwesterly
Strength: 1-12 m/s
Temperature: 10-15
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Intense rain mid-morning followed by on/off rain until early afternoon.

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 25

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 4

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Total: 44



22nd May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 22 May, 2019 18:59:06

A warm and sunny day with a lot of insect activity. A Barred Warbler (Höksångare) was seen at Södra Udden this moring. 42 birds were ringed.

There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and Håkan.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 3-6 m/s
Temperature: 10-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 18

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 10

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 2

Total: 42



21st May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 21 May, 2019 19:27:40

44 birds were ringed, including a Booted Warbler (Stäppsångare) caught late in the morning, only the second record for the island, the previous being a bird ringed in September 2008. The sixth Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) of the year was also ringed, already making this a record breaking year for the species here (the previous maximums were five in 1988 and 2018), continuing the upward trend of recent years. As well as these the third Grasshopper Warbler (Grässhoppsångare) of the season was ringed as well as the first Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare). A 1st year Greenfinch (Grönfink) was caught, the first fledgling of the year!

There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and Håkan.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 5-6 m/s
Temperature: 8-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädersärla: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Grasshopper Warbler / Grässhoppsångare: 1

Booted Warbler / Stäppsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 24

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 2

Total: 44



20th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 20 May, 2019 20:05:43

A quieter day as the cloud cleared during the morning and allowed the migrants from yesterday to move on. 46 birds were ringed including the first Scarlet Rosefinch (Rosenfink) and Garden Warbler (Trädgårdssångare ) to be ringed this season as well as another Grasshopper Warbler (Grässhoppsångare). Yet another Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) took the total for the year up to 5, already equalling the previous year records from 1988 and 2018.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt & Espen.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 3-6 m/s
Temperature: 8-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Grasshopper Warbler / Grässhoppsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 19

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 11

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 2

Total: 46



19th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 19 May, 2019 20:15:40

The rain overnight had stopped by the time we opened nets at 03:30, and the day was a mixture of fog, cloud and sunny spells later on. The rain had obviously forced many migrants to land on the island as we had our highest day catch of the year so far, with 208 birds ringed. The commonest species caught was Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare), with 103 ringed. There was also a high diversity of species with several firsts for the year, including Whinchat (Buskvätta), Grasshopper Warbler (Grässhoppsångare), Wood Warbler (Grönsångare), Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare), Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) as well as another Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare).


There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and Lasse.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 3-6 m/s
Temperature: 9-15
Visibility: Poor to moderate
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain and fog, brightening up later.

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Whinchat / Buskskvätta: 1

Grasshopper Warbler / Grässhoppsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 103

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 16

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 65

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 4

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 208





18th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 18 May, 2019 21:27:23
An overcast day with light northeasterly winds. 51 birds were ringed including two Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare), the last time two were caught in a day on the island was back in 1993! Today was also our annual open day and a steady number of visitors called in to hear about the observatory and it’s work, whilst enjoying a coffee and kanelbulle.

There will be four at the obs tonight.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 5-8 m/s
Temperature: 8-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 6

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lävsångare: 32

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Total: 51





17th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 17 May, 2019 18:41:29
A sunny day with a brisk north-easterly wind. A Common Rosefinch (Rosenfink) was heard migrating at Södra Udden, where the first Yellow Wagtails (Gulärla) were also recorded and double figures of both Black-throated and Red-throated Divers (Storlom and Smålom) flew past. At Saltmar in the evening were two Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa), a Wood Sandpiper (Grönbena) and a Lapwing (Tofsvipa) flew over.

18 birds were ringed.

There will be five at the obs tonight.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength: 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 8-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 12

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 18







16th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 16 May, 2019 19:41:06
52 birds were ringed including the first Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) of the season, this is the 3rd earliest ever caught on Landsort, with the two earlier records both coming from last May. A Swift (Tornseglare) and a Lapwing (Tofsvipa) were seen flying over the obs this morning.

There will be six at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and four members.

Wind: Light and variable
Strength: 1-6 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 8

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 4

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 32

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Total: 52





15th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 15 May, 2019 19:12:01
40 birds were ringed including the first Icterine Warbler (Härmsångare) of the season. The Serin (Gulhämpling) is still singing at the south end.

There will be four at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen, Håkan and Mattias.

Wind: Light and variable
Strength: 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 3

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 6

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 17

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 40



14th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 14 May, 2019 20:03:53
The Serin (Gulhämpling) was still very much present around the lighthouse area today in sunny weather and chasing away any other birds which dared to come too close! A Hobby (Lärkfalk) and two Rough-legged Buzzards (Fjällvråk) flew north. 30 birds were ringed including seven Bluethroats (Blåhake), the first Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) of the year and the first Barn Swallow (Ladusvala) to be ringed this year.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Northwesterly moving to southerly later on
Strength: 2-4 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 7

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 12

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Starling / Stare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 30



13th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 13 May, 2019 20:29:55
The day started with dense cloud cover but eventually the sun broke through. The Serin (Gulhämpling) was still present in the lighthouse area but is very mobile, a good variety of other migrants were also observed around the south including Bluethroat (Blåhake), Wryneck (Göktyta) and Whinchat (Buskvätta) as well as the first Common Swift (Tornseglare) of the year migrating north. 127 birds were ringed this morning, the second highest day total this year. The most numerous species was Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) with 77 ringed, the first Bluethroat (Blåhake) of the season was also ringed.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Easterly
Strength: 2-8 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 6

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 26

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 9

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 77

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Starling / Stare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Total: 127



12th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 12 May, 2019 20:39:22
A sunny day with a moderate westerly wind. The day’s highlight was a Serin (Gulhämpling) that was initially found singing by the playing field at 15:00 but was seen again later on around the lighthouse but continues to be highly mobile. A video of the Serin can be seen here.

There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen.

Wind: Westerly
Strength: 5-7 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 13

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 15

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 41



11th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 11 May, 2019 20:07:45
The day started off with foggy conditions and began to clear up mid-morning. Warblers were particularly in evidence today with the commonest species being Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare ) and Willow Warbler (Lövsångare). The first Spotted Flycatcher (Grå Flugsnappare) of the year was seen near the lighthouse, where two Common Crossbill (Mindre Korsnäbb) flew over this morning.

Two each of Collared Flycatcher (Halsbandsflugsnappare) and Common Whitethroat (Törnsångare) were caught at Bredmar this morning, with one of the whitethroats carrying a Latvian ring! 25 birds were ringed.



There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and Mats.

Wind: Light and variable
Strength: 1-4 m/s
Temperature: 5-15
Visibility: Poor to good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädersärla: 1

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 11

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Collared Flycatcher / Halsbandsflugsnappare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 25





10th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 10 May, 2019 19:52:37
A calmer day with light southeasterlies. Three new species for the year were seen at Saltmar: Bluethroat (Blåhake), Common Whitethroat (Törnsångare) and Garden Warbler (Trädgårdsångare). 26 birds were ringed.

There will be five at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen, Mats, Håkan and Anders.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength: 1-6 m/s
Temperature: 5-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 10

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Total: 26





9th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 09 May, 2019 20:56:09
A breezier day today, which prevented the more exposed nets being opened. 18 birds were ringed in addition to the first Starling (Stare) recapture of the year. The first, tiny chicks of this species were found in a nestbox at the north of the island.

There will be five at the obs tonight: Matt, Espen and three new members.


Wind:
Southeasterly
Strength: 11-13 m/s
Temperature: 5-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit Flugsnappare: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 18





8th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 08 May, 2019 19:37:18
Another quiet day with southeasterly winds. A Green Hairstreak (Grönsnabbvinge) was seen near the obs as was a Hedgehog (Igelkott).

18 birds were ringed this morning including the first Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) of the year.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.


Wind:
Southeasterly
Strength: 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 5-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-6/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Common Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Total: 18



7th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 07 May, 2019 17:53:01

The continued brisk southwesterlies meant we were only able to open the more sheltered nets today. 31 birds were ringed.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength: 7-10 m/s
Temperature: 4-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-5/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 5

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit Flugsnappare: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 31



6th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 06 May, 2019 20:25:53

Today was dominated by a fairly brisk southerly breeze. There was a change in the composition of species caught compared to recent days with a higher proportion of warblers and fewer Robins (Rödhake) and Goldcrests (Kungsfågel). This morning a four hour migration count from the south produced a moderate movement of seaducks including 120 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 416 Common Eider (Ejder), 63 Common Scoter (Sjöorre) and 57 Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel) as well as 90 Razorbill (Tordmule), 15 Common Guillemot (Sillgrissla), three Black Guillemot (Tobisgrissla), an Arctic Skua (Kustlabb), eight Whimbrel (Småspov), two Whinchat (Buskvätta) and four Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka).

32 birds were ringed this morning.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Southwesterly to westerly
Strength: 6-12 m/s
Temperature: 5/6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-5/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Mistle Thrush / Dubbeltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 8

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit Flugsnappare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 32



5th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 05 May, 2019 19:41:01

A calm day although wind picked up from the south in the afternoon. This morning two Hobbies (Lärkfalk) and five Tree Pipits (Trädpiplärka) were seen migrating at the north end and a Black Guillemot (Tobisgrissla) was resting on some rocks also at the north.

16 birds were ringed this morning and we did two ringing demonstrations late morning.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Matt and Espen.

Wind: Westerly switching to southerly later on
Strength: 5-10 m/s
Temperature: 3-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 11

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit Flygsnappare: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 16





4th May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 04 May, 2019 19:56:59

Mostly a calm and sunny day although the wind picked up a bit late morning and it remained cold. Two Slavonian Grebes (Svarthakedopping) are still present around Norrhamn, and a few more nestboxes were also checked for the first time this season at the far north end of the island. By now there are many Arctic Terns (Silvertärna) present around the whole coast of the island making for a cool soundtrack along with the Eiders! A Black Redstart (Svart Rödstjärt) was around the lighthouse this morning.

24 birds were ringed this morning, including the first Linnet (Hämpling) to be ringed this year.

There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Mats and Espen.

Wind: Northeasterly switching to southerly later on
Strength: 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 2-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit Flygsnappare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 24



3rd May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 03 May, 2019 20:12:49

A day of changeable weather, moderate winds and snow showers dominated in the morning but by the afternoon the weather had calmed down a lot, aside from the odd squall. The big news of the day was a female Black Woodpecker (Spillkråka) which flew over the obs late morning and landed in some trees to the south, it then flew back north right over our heads – what a beast! In the afternoon at S. Udden two Red-necked Grebes (Gråhakedopping) flew east and 2040 Common Eider (Ejder) were gathered offshore.

32 birds were ringed this morning.

There will be three at the obs tonight: Matt, Mats and Espen.

Wind: Northwesterly switching to southerly later on
Strength: 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 2-5
Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Snow/sleet showers, mostly early morning

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 13

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 32





2nd May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 02 May, 2019 21:49:54

Rain all morning prevented any nets being opened, so instead we headed out to S. Udden late morning. This proved to be a good move with a stunning 2cy male Pallid Harrier (Stäpphök) coming in-off the sea, shortly followed by a Hobby (Lärkfalk). There was less duck passage than yesterday but it did seem as though the rain had dropped some passerines in as there were increased numbers of common migrants like Robin (Rödhake) and Song Thrush (Taltrast). A Common Sandpiper (Drillsnäppa) was also on the rocks here.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Espen and Matt.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength: 5-12m/s
Temperature: 3-7
Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: Intermittent rain throughout most of the morning, with occasional showers in the afternoon, getting heavier again into the evening





1st May 2019

2019 MajPosted by Espen & Matt 01 May, 2019 21:35:53

A period of rain this morning starting around 09:30 meant closing up all the nets early. As we were catching relatively few birds and several flocks of seaducks had been passing over the obs, Espen headed down to S. Udden at 06:30 for a short seawatch which produced the highlights of 306 Velvet Scoter (Svärta) and two Red-necked Grebes (Gråhakedopping), along with a moderate migration of other seaducks and auks.

47 birds were ringed this morning.

There will be two at the obs tonight: Espen and Matt.

Wind: Southerly
Strength: 5-7 m/s
Temperature: 5-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: Short period of rain during the morning and another mid-afternoon.

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 25

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Total: 47