Landsort Birds Diary!

Landsort Birds Diary!

15th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 15 Jul, 2019 19:12:31

Today started off dry but the weather finally gave way around midday with a series of thunderstorms. A flock of eight Grey Plovers (Kustpipare) flew west and the first Southern Hawker (Blågrön mosaikslända) of the year was seen at Branddammen. Ten birds were ringed.

Wind: Variable westerly
Strength 2-13 m/s
Temperature: 15-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Thundery showers in afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 10





14th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 14 Jul, 2019 21:03:49

12 birds were ringed this morning. The influx of Red-veined Darter (Vandrande ängstrollslända) continues with at least ten present today, the majority at Bredmar.

Wind: Northwesterly to southerly
Strength 2-10m/s
Temperature: 14-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 12





13th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 13 Jul, 2019 19:34:49

20 birds were ringed today including the first two juvenile Redstarts (Rödstjärt) of the season.

There will be one member staying at the obs tonight: Gunilla

Wind: Light and variable
Strength 0-7m/s
Temperature: 13-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Short shower early evening

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 2

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blue Tit: 2

Tree Sparrow: 3

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 20



12th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 12 Jul, 2019 18:57:31

23 birds were ringed today including the first juvenile Thrush Nightingale (Näktergal) of the season. The weather remained calm although there was a period of rain mid-afternoon.

There will be one member staying at the obs tonight: Måns

Wind: Light and variable
Strength 1-9m/s
Temperature: 16-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Afternoon drizzle

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 4

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 23





11th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 11 Jul, 2019 20:06:32

Generally a fine and sunny day with light winds, 22 birds were ringed this morning.

There will be one member staying at the obs tonight: Måns

Wind: Light and variable
Strength 1-9m/s
Temperature: 16-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Light shower early afternoon

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 2

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 4

Total: 22



10th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 10 Jul, 2019 21:07:55

31 birds were ringed this morning including the first juvenile Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) of the season, the 9th of the species caught this year!

Wind: Northwesterly to easterly
Strength 2-8m/s
Temperature: 15-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 3

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 10

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 7

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Total: 31



9th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 09 Jul, 2019 20:10:57

Nine birds were ringed this morning, a few of the more exposed nets were kept closed due to the wind.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 3-13m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: a couple of light afternoon showers

Ringing day totals:

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Total: 9



8th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 08 Jul, 2019 20:38:24

42 birds were ringed this morning, the highest total for a few weeks. The total included six House Martins (Hussvala), the first Redstart (Rödstjärt) for a while and the first juvenile Wheatear (Stenskvätta) of the year.

Wind: Northwesterly to northerly
Strength 4-12m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-7/8
Precipitation: One short, sharp shower around 17:00

There will be two members staying at the obs tonight: Niklas and Mikael.

Ringing day totals:

House Martin / Hussvala: 6

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Wheater / Stenskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 5

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 8

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 42



7th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 07 Jul, 2019 20:22:55
Unexpectedly high winds this morning meant that again we were not able to open the nets. A Red-veined Darter (Vandrande ängstrollslända) was found at Bredmar and would represent the first record for the island. 28 Northern Brown Argus (Midsommarblåvinge) were seen between Våta Vägen and Landsorts Batteri. The first Swift (Tornseglare) chicks were heard calling from one of the nestboxes on the obs , hopefully it won't be too long before we see the first juveniles flying around!

There will be two members staying at the obs tonight: Niklas and Mikael.

Wind: Westerly to northwesterly
Strength 0-14m/s
Temperature: 12-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Rain showers early morning



6th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 06 Jul, 2019 19:43:20

The wind dropped today and moved around to the southwest by the afternoon. 15 birds were ringed including the first juvenile Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) of the year and the first Reed Bunting (Sävsparv) for a while.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 3-9m/s
Temperature: 12-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Nuthatch: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 15



5th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 05 Jul, 2019 20:20:52

No ringing took place today due to strong wind and we took the opportunity for a day in Nynäshamn!

Wind: Westerly
Strength 6-19m/s
Temperature: 12-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Several rain showers



4th July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 04 Jul, 2019 20:19:53

Today started with a fresh westerly wind which got stronger as the morning progressed, all of the nets were closed at 10am as the wind picked up. A very intense thunderstorm hit us in the late afternoon and the rain lasted a little over an hour before relenting, leaving quite a lot of standing water. In other news we harvested the first produce from the obs veg patch, which is loving the rain at the moment!

Wind: Westerly
Strength 6-17m/s
Temperature: 12-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Intense thunderstorm late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 11



3rd July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 03 Jul, 2019 21:07:48

The weather remained rather unsettled but mostly dry today. Nineteen birds were ringed this morning and the Great Reed Warbler (Trastsångare) was still singing from the reedbed at Bredmar.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 2-11 m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 19





2nd July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 02 Jul, 2019 21:21:01

A cooler day all round started off dry but rain started at around 08:00 and continued at varying intensities all day. At around 09:00 after closing the nets a huge number of Swifts (Tornseglare) descended to feed, with over a thousand birds wheeling around the obs, they then disappeared as suddenly as they had arrived when the cloud lifted. A couple of smaller groups of several hundred also headed north over the obs later on. Eight birds were ringed before nets were closed early due to the rain.

Wind: Westerly to northerly
Strength 4-10 m/s
Temperature: 13-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: Rain on and off from 8am

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 3

Total: 8



1st July 2019

2019 JuliPosted by Espen & Matt 01 Jul, 2019 20:10:41

Persistent westerlies all day prevented any mist netting. The only sighting of note was a possible Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) which was seen drifting south towards the obs mid-morning, but it turned and disappeared to the north before we got clinching views.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 13-18 m/s
Temperature: 16-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None



30th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 30 Jun, 2019 21:35:27
A clear calm morning. Two lundsångare/greenish warblers were heard singing during the morning (before 10am) one at Våta vägen and one north of Saltmar. Two smålom/red-throated diver were in the north harbour and throughout the day gluttsnäppa/green sandpiper and rödbena/redshank have been seen migrating south.

At the beaver pool during the afternoon the first kejsartrollslända/Emperor dragonflies for this year at Landsort were flying and the first Slåttergräsfjäril/meadow brown butterfly, which is also the first for this year at Landsort, was on the playing field.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 6 - 6.6 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

13 birds ringed: Större hackspett/great spotted woodpecker 1, rörsångare/reed warbler 1, lövsångare/willow warbler 1, talgoxe/great tit 3, nötväcka/nuthatch 1, pilfink/tree sparrow 4, bofink/chaffinch 1, grönfink/greenfinch 1.



29th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 29 Jun, 2019 14:38:05
A windy and heavy overcast start to the day brightening up after 8am. The trastsångare/great reed warbler was singing in the north of Bremar at dawn, storspov/curlew and småspov/whimbrel were migrating south along the coast on both the east and the west during morning, there were more heard moving through than were seen due to my poor vantage point for observation.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 4.4 - 8.8 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8-4/8
Precipitation: None

11 birds ringed: Törnsångare/whitethroat 1, grå flugsnappare/spotted flycatcher 1, talgoxe/great tit 2, trädkrypare/treecreeper 1, pilfink/tree sparrow 5, stenknäck/hawfinch 1.



28th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 28 Jun, 2019 21:39:56
A pleasant morning with light breeze and clear sky. The first fledgling törnsångare/whitethroat for Landsort this year was ringed and two Kustlabb/Arctic skua flew north mid afternoon. Fyrfläckad trollslända/Four-spotted chasers were active on the pond and gammafly/silver Y were feeding on the flowers along the road throughout the island.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 6 - 8 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

15 birds ringed: törnsångare/whitethroat 1, trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 1, svarthätta/blackcap 1, blåmes/blue tit 1, talgoxe/great tit 5, trädkrypare/treecreeper 1, pilfink/tree sparrow 5





27th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 27 Jun, 2019 20:32:04

18 birds were ringed this morning but increasing wind meant we had to shut several nets early. A Wood Sandpiper (Grönbena) was on Bredmar pool this afternoon.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 6-13 m/s
Temperature: 16-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större Hackspett: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 11

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 2

Total: 18



26th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 26 Jun, 2019 20:46:23

A window between rainy periods this morning meant the nets were opened between about 05:45 and 08:30, two birds were ringed during that period. Sporadic rain showers continued into the evening. A Grey Plover (Kustpipare) flew over.

Wind: Northeasterly
Strength 2-8 m/s
Temperature: 15-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Persistant rain during early morning and further showers throughout the day

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Total: 2



25th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 25 Jun, 2019 19:46:41

14 birds were ringed this morning including the first Jackdaw (Kaja) of the year (the 11th ringed on Landsort), and the second House Martin (Hussvala).

Wind: Southeasterly to easterly
Strength 3-6 m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

House Martin / Hussvala: 1

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Jackdaw / Kaja: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 14



24th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 24 Jun, 2019 20:17:23

14 birds were ringed today, one representative of each species! Three Goat Moths (Större Träfjäril) were on the net poles first thing in the morning and 12 Northern Brown Argus (Midsommarblåvinge) were at Saltmar this afternoon.

Wind: Northwesterly to southeasterly
Strength 3-7 m/s
Temperature: 15-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå Flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 14



23rd June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 23 Jun, 2019 19:39:05

The surprise of the day was a Privet Hawkmoth (Ligustersvärmare) on one of the net poles when we opened the nets first thing, which we moved to a spot where it wouldn’t be disturbed. There are very few records of this gorgeous moth for the island. 16 birds were ringed, including a brood of four Great Tits (Talgoxe) from a nestbox.


Wind:
Southely/ westerly
Strength 4-8 m/s
Temperature: 14-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-1/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 16





22nd June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 22 Jun, 2019 17:57:57

Strong winds this morning meant we weren’t able to open any nets and the wind continued all day, dropping off a little in the afternoon.

Wind: Southely/ southeasterly
Strength 9-16 m/s
Temperature: 13-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-1/8
Precipitation: None



21st June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 21 Jun, 2019 18:51:58

Five birds were ringed today, as well as the first ‘red’ Rosefinch (Rosenfink) of the year - an adult male ringed in 2017. The Great Reed Warbler (Trastsångare) was still singing at Bredmar.

Wind: Westerly / southwesterly
Strength 5-9 m/s
Temperature: 15-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None, although there was a very intense thunderstorm last night.

Ringing day totals:

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 2

Total: 5



20th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 20 Jun, 2019 19:07:36

Six birds were ringed today with a return to settled and warm weather. The Great Reed Warbler (Trastsångare) that was first caught two weeks ago and has been singing from the reedbed at Bredmar every day since was recaptured again today, having gained a significant amount of fat since the initial capture. Of note insect-wise, thousands of Silver Y (Gammafly) have arrived on the island in the last couple of days, whilst the number of Painted Ladies (Tistelfjäril) has dropped off.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 3-7 m/s
Temperature: 15-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 6



19th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 19 Jun, 2019 19:52:16

Three birds were ringed this morning before the nets were closed due to rain from about 07:30.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 3-11 m/s
Temperature: 14-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Showers from 07:30 throughout the morning

Ringing day totals:

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 3



18th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 18 Jun, 2019 19:54:21

17 birds were ringed this morning including the first Song Thrush (Taltrast) since late May, a female Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) with a developing brood patch was also caught, suggesting they are breeding again this year!

Wind: Westerly/ southwesterly
Strength 8-10 m/s
Temperature: 14-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Thrush Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 2

Greenish Warbler / Lundsångare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 1

Total: 17



17th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 18 Jun, 2019 19:53:15

14 birds were ringed at Bredmar this morning, including the first House Martin (Hussvala) of the year. An additional 34 Great Tit (Talgoxe) chicks were ringed in nest boxes throughout the island. The first White Wagtail (Sädesärla) fledgling was seen at the obs, the Great Reed Warbler (Trastsångare) was still singing at Bredmar and both Greenish Warbler (Lundsångare) and Grasshopper Warbler (Gräshoppsångare) were also heard singing.

Wind: Westerly/ southwesterly
Strength 7-13 m/s
Temperature: 14-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 2

House Martin / Hussvala: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 36

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Total: 48



16th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 16 Jun, 2019 18:58:02

21 birds were ringed today, including the first two fledgling Nuthatch (Nötväcka) of the season, we also caught the first Wryneck (Göktyta) and Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) for several weeks. The Swifts (Tornseglare) are now more or less a permanent presence at the obs and they seem to be well settled into the nest boxes.

Wind: Southely/ southeasterly
Strength 2-5 m/s
Temperature: 13-24
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-5/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wryneck / Göktyta: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 2

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 2

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 21



15th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 15 Jun, 2019 18:32:03

Another warm, sunny day. The highlight was a stunning Bee-eater (Biätare) that was first seen flying south over the obs at about 09:30, quite a surprise to see it emerge from a wheeling mob of Swifts (Tornseglare), and fly low over the obs! The bird was seen again flying back and forth around the obs, before finally disappearing to the north about 10 minutes later, it was then heard briefly at Norrhamn by a visiting birder. A Lapwing (Tofsvipa) also flew south over the obs this morning and the Great Reed Warbler (Trastsångare) is still present and singing from the northern end of the reedbed at Bredmar, often audible from the observatory!

Wind: Westerly moving round to south later
Strength 2-6 m/s
Temperature: 14-23
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 2

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 7



14th June 2019

2019 JuniPosted by Espen & Matt 14 Jun, 2019 19:06:44

A return to calm conditions today and we were able to open all nets. 25 birds were ringed in total of 18 species, including the first Great Spotted Woodpecker (Större hackspett) of the year and the second Woodpigeon (Ringduva), many of the birds caught were recently fledged young. In the sunny conditions this afternoon many butterflies and dragonflies were on the wing, most notably huge numbers of Painted Lady (Tistelfjäril), which are particularly numerous this year.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 2-8 m/s
Temperature: 12-23
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Woodpigeon / Ringduva: 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Större hackspett: 1

Barn Swallow / Ladusvala: 1

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Marsh Warbler / Kärrsångare: 1

Icterine Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Linnet / Hämpling: 2

Total: 25



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