Landsort Birds Diary!

Landsort Birds Diary!

16th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 16 Aug, 2019 21:04:35

22 birds were ringed this morning including the first juvenile Grasshopper Warbler (Gräshoppsångare) of the year and a juvenile Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal). Several waders were seen migrating south past Vadarbunkern during the evening including three Curlew Sandpiper (Spovsnäppa), a Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov) and 20+ Ringed Plover (Större strandpipare). A Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) flew over the obs late morning.

Wind: Southerly
Strength 3-12 m/s
Temperature: 17-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Rain shower mid-morning

Ringing day totals:

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Grasshopper Warbler / Gräshoppsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 12

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 7

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Total: 22



15th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 15 Aug, 2019 20:40:06

The day started off with strong westerlies which decreased by mid-morning and picked up again in the evening, moving to a more southwesterly direction. A bit of wader migration was recorded from Vadarbunkern this evening with 22 Bar-tailed Godwit (Myrspov), a Ringed Plover (Större strandpipare), a Golden Plover (Ljungpipare) and three Redshank (Rödbena) recorded migrating south. A Wryneck (Göktyta) was at Saltmar and a Cuckoo (Gök) at Våta Väggen, while a Kestrel (Tornfalk) was seen around the south. The nets were not opened today.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 3-13 m/s
Temperature: 16-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None



14th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 14 Aug, 2019 21:07:59

Strong winds stuck with us most of the day, only dropping off late evening and prevented any nets being opened.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 5-20m/s
Temperature: 15-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-6/8
Precipitation: Short shower and wind storm around 6pm.



13th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 13 Aug, 2019 21:19:55

Another windy day, eight birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 7-15 m/s
Temperature: 17-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 2

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Total: 8



12th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 12 Aug, 2019 18:28:03
A blustery start to the day, very few birds were observed while walking around the island during the morning. A juvenile male sparvhök/sparrowhawk was hunting around the fågelstation, a lärkfalk/hobby went south along the east coast and two havsörn/white-tailed eagle were on the west coast prior to a storm that passed through during the afternoon.


Wind: Southwest
Strength 10.5-15 m/s
Temperature: 20-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8 - 4/8
Precipitation: Heavy rain during afternoon storms, brightening up into the evening.

Nets not opened today







11th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 11 Aug, 2019 20:56:32
A blustery day prevented any ringing activity. Storspov/curlew were heard but not seen going south and four gluttsnäppa/greenshank were feeding in Saltmar during the afternoon. In Bredmar five vandrande ängstrollslända/red-veined darter were basking on the rocks and a pair were in tandem over the water. Also in Bredmar there were two Kejsartrollslända/Emperor dragonfly patrolling the edge of the reedbed and a female brun mosaikslända/brown hawker was egg laying.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 10-18 m/s
Temperature: 19-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8 - 4/8
Precipitation: Drizzle after sunrise, brightening up through the day and heavy showers in the evening

Nets not opened today









10th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 10 Aug, 2019 19:18:39
A dull start to the day, sunrise was at 4:55am but it was poor light until 6am. A single tofsvipa/lapwing went south over the island, a juvenile female sparvhök/sparrowhawk was hunting to the east of the fågelstation and the first juvenile gök/cuckoo of the autumn was ringed.

Wind: Southeast to south
Strength 4-13 m/s
Temperature: 18-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Showers during the afternoon

21 birds ringed: Gök/cuckoo 1, rörsångare/reed warbler 1, härmsångare/icterine warbler 3, ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 7, grönsångare/wood warbler 1, lövsångare/willow warbler 3, grå flugsnappare 1, törnskata/red-backed shrike 1, pilfink/tree sparrow 2, rosenfink/rosefinch 1.



9th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 09 Aug, 2019 20:44:00
A bright and clear morning. Storspov/curlew and gluttsnäppa/greenshank were heard migrating along the coasts sporadically throughout the day, the occasion storspov/curlew seen crossing the island going from east to west. Two lärkfalk/hobby flew north over the fågelstation mid morning and a single göktyta/wryneck was in Bredmar. One vandrande ängstrollslända/red-veined darter was located in Bredmar basking on the rocks There has been an increase of starrmosaikslända with three in Bredmar and individuals seen at three other points on Landsorts and a female ovipositing in the pool at Branddammen.

Wind: Northwest/west
Strength 2-8 m/s
Temperature: 18-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0/8
Precipitation: None

24 birds ringed: Rödhake/robin 1, rödstjärt/redstart 1, koltrast/blackbird 2, härmsångare/icterine warbler 3, ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 6, törnsångare/whitetyhroat 1, grönsångare/wood warbler 1, törnskata/red-backed shrike 2, pilfink/tree sparrow 7.



8th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 08 Aug, 2019 20:26:10

35 birds were ringed after a period of light rain early morning, including a Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök).

Wind: Variable
Strength 0-10 m/s
Temperature: 18-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Light rain from about 3:30am for 1hr.

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 10

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 13

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 5

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 35



7th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 07 Aug, 2019 19:01:10

A breezy day today and the nets were not opened this morning. A good number of waders were around Jutvik including two Spotted Redshank (Svartsnäppa), 18+ Greenshank (Gluttsnäppa), two Wood Sandpiper (Grönbena) and a Ringed Plover (Större Strandpipare).

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 4-11 m/s
Temperature: 17-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-6/8
Precipitation: Short thunderstorm early morning



6th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 06 Aug, 2019 20:13:26

A few migrant waders were seen around the island today, mostly at Jutvik, including a Spotted Redshank (Svartsnäppa). A Red-necked Grebe (Gråhakedopping) flew past Vaderbunkern and the Moose (Älg) was seen again just south of Våta Väggen. 18 birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Variable westerly
Strength 1-10 m/s
Temperature: 18-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Short shower at around 5am

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 18





5th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 05 Aug, 2019 19:08:09

A quiet morning with only seven new birds ringed. The wind picked up in the afternoon and has swung around to the southwest after a few days of northeasterlies.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 15-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Total: 7



4th August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 04 Aug, 2019 20:21:29

The day started off with the threat of rain but this only materialised into some light drizzle, which lifted by late morning. 17 birds were ringed.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 15-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: On/off drizzle throughout morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Total: 17



3rd August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 03 Aug, 2019 19:20:41

A sunny day with a variable north-easterly breeze. Four Garganey (Årta) and a Carrion Crow (Svartkråka) flew past Södra Udden early morning and a Marsh Harrier (Brun Kärrhök) and an Osprey (Fiskgjuse) flew north in the afternoon. 11 birds were ringed this morning. At least 10 Red-veined Darters (Vandrande ängstrollslända) are still around Bredmar with a handful also at Saltmar, including some relatively freshly emerged individuals.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 16-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 4

Total: 11



2nd August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 02 Aug, 2019 20:53:27

27 birds were ringed this morning including the first two Reed Warblers (Rörsångare) for a few weeks.

Wind: Northeasterly moving to southerly
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 15-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Common Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 2

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 7

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 7

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 27



1st August 2019

2019 AugustiPosted by Espen & Matt 01 Aug, 2019 19:34:16

16 birds were ringed this morning including two juvenile Wood Warblers (Grönsångare).

Wind: Northerly
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 13-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 4

Total: 16