Ganets

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Landsort diary 31st August 2016

22 nets opened at 0430 and closed at 1200. With 39 new birds of 13 species. Almost clam to start with but a slight wind picked up through the morning.
 
Kay left the island this morning to have a day in Stockholm with Sorcha before heading back to Landsort on the last ferry. Janne assisted Chris with going round the nets and writing protocols. Lucky he did, as at 1100 group turned up for a guided talk that had not been booked. Some were not happy and left but we did manage to give a good talk to 8 people and show them some birds being ringed. Thanks to Janne for doing the extra work while Chris gave the talk.
 
1119 birds were caught in August, the second best August catch since the Observatory started, with 2014 being the best with 1282 birds. At the end of August a total of 4435 birds had been ringed, the second highest count for this time of year behind 2006 when 5391 birds had been ringed.
 
Will be just three at the Obs tonight; Chris, Kay and Janne.
 
See yesterdays diary for additional records of sightings of interest, provided by Janne
 
  • Southwest
  • Moderate wind, 4-7 m/s
  • 15
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Almost clear skies, 1-2/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1Flying overhead
    Birds ringed     
    • Swallow                              Ladusvala                 1 
    • White Wagtail                   Sädesärla                  1 
    • Robin                                  Rödhake                   2 
    • Lesser Whitethroat           Ärtsångare               2 
    • Whitethroat                       Törnsångare             5 
    • Garden Warbler               Trädgårdssångare    1 
    • Blackcap                            Svarthätta                10 
    • Willow Warbler                Lövsångare              10 
    • Goldcrest                           Kungsfågel                 1 
    • Great Tit                            Talgoxe                       2 
    • Red-backed Shrike           Törnskata                   1               
    • Greenfinch                         Grönfink                    1 
    • Siskin                                  Grönsiska                   2               

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Landsort diary 30th August 2016

    Strong winds overnight and early morning delayed any nets being opened until 0530 when 8 could be opened in safety. Gradually increased the number open as the wind decreased with 15 closed at 1200.
     
    Not many birds in the area, with just 20 new birds of 10 species, with two more Wood Warbler being the best.
     
    Three at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay & Sorcha.
     
  • Northwest
  • Very strong wind, 14-19 m/s
  • 14
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Cloudy, 6-7/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Sparrowhawk             Sparvhök                    5    Migrating 
    • Cuckoo                        Gök                             3    Migrating
    • Sanderling                  Sandlöpare                 3    Resting
    • Common Crossbill     Mindre Korsnäbb     1    Juvenile
    • Yellow Wagtail           Gulärla                      3    Migrating S 
    • Dunlin                         Kärrsnäppa               3    Resting 
    • White Wagtail            Sädesärla                  60   Resting
    • Eider                            Ejder                       330  Resting
    Birds ringed
    • Robin                                  Rödhake                         2 
    • Lesser Whitethroat           Ärtsångare                     3 
    • Whitethroat                       Törnsångare                  1 
    • Garden Warbler               Trädgårdssångare         1 
    • Blackcap                            Svarthätta                      1 
    • Wood Warbler                  Grönsångare                  2 
    • Willow Warbler                Lövsångare                     4 
    • Spotted Flycatcher            Grå flugsnappare          3 
    • Pied Flycatcher                 Svartvit flugsnappare    2 
    • Chaffinch                           Bofink                             1

    Monday, 29 August 2016

    Landsort Diary 29th August 2016

    Overnight rain extended into the early morning, so nets left closed until 0930 when the Standard round was opened, along with the 4 near the pond. All closed again at 1230.
     
    Making the effort to open nets for just 3 hours was rewarded with the 2nd Grasshopper Warbler of the year, and a nice haul of species, including a very dark Willow Warbler
     
    Three at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay and Sorcha
     
  • East
  • Light wind, 1-3 m/s
  • 17
  • Haze, 1-4 km
  • Overcast, 8/8
  • Light rain

  • Birds ringed
    • Robin                               Rödhake                    1 
    • Redstart                           Rödstjärt                   1 
    • Grasshopper Warbler    Gräshoppsångare     1 
    • Lesser Whitethroat         Ärtsångare                1 
    • Whitethroat                     Törnsångare              2 
    • Blackcap                          Svarthätta                  3 
    • Willow Warbler              Lövsångare              10 
    • Spotted Flycatcher          Grå flugsnappare     2

    Sunday, 28 August 2016

    Chris & Kay ringing on Landsort w/e 28th August 2016

    w/e 28th August 2016
    Species
    As at 21st 
    Kay
    Chris
    Total
    Barred Warbler
    1
     
     
    1
    Blackbird
    63
     
    1
    64
    Blackcap
    68
    24
    33
    125
    Black Redstart
    1
     
     
    1
    Bluethroat
    11
     
     
    11
    Bluethroat cyanecula
    1
     
     
    1
    Blue Tit
    56
     
     
    56
    Blyth's Reed Warbler
    2
     
     
    2
    Brambling
    6
     
     
    6
    Bullfinch
    2
     
     
    2
    Chaffinch
    102
     
    4
    106
    Chiffchaff
    131
     
     
    131
    Collared Flycatcher
    2
     
     
    2
    Common Redpoll cabaret
    5
     
     
    5
    Common Redpoll flammea
    1
     
     
    1
    Common Rosefinch
    17
     
     
    17
    Cuckoo
    2
     
     
    2
    Dunnock
    39
     
     
    39
    Fieldfare
    3
     
     
    3
    Garden Warbler
    69
    7
    8
    84
    Goldcrest
    190
    3
    1
    194
    Goldfinch
    16
     
     
    16
    Grasshopper Warbler
    1
     
     
    1
    Great Spotted Woodpecker
    14
     
     
    14
    Great Tit
    243
    3
    3
    249
    Green Woodpecker
    3
     
     
    3
    Greenfinch
    202
     
    2
    204
    Greenish Warbler
    1
     
     
    1
    House Martin
    1
     
     
    1
    Icterine Warbler
    61
    1
     
    62
    Jackdaw
    5
     
     
    5
    Kestrel
    1
     
     
    1
    Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
    1
     
     
    1
    Lesser Whitethroat
    346
    9
    17
    372
    Linnet
    85
     
     
    85
    Magpie
    4
     
     
    4
    Marsh Tit
    7
     
    1
    8
    Marsh Warbler
    13
     
     
    13
    Meadow Pipit
    2
     
     
    2
    Nightingale
    1
     
     
    1
    Nuthatch
    7
     
     
    7
    Parrot Crossbill
    1
     
     
    1
    Pied Flycatcher
    54
    3
    9
    66
    Red-backed Shrike
    67
    3
    5
    75
    Red-breasted Flycatcher
    1
     
     
    1
    Redstart
    71
    1
    4
    76
    Redwing
    1
     
     
    1
    Reed Bunting
    24
     
     
    24
    Reed Warbler
    33
     
    1
    34
    Robin
    575
    10
    16
    601
    Sedge Warbler
    6
     
     
    6
    Serin
    2
     
     
    2
    Siskin
    29
     
     
    29
    Song Thrush
    65
     
    1
    66
    Sparrowhawk
    4
     
     
    4
    Spotted Flycatcher
    29
    3
    5
    37
    Starling
    66
     
     
    66
    Swallow
    13
     
     
    13
    Thrush Nightingale
    25
     
     
    25
    Treecreeper
    7
    1
     
    8
    Tree Pipit
    5
     
    1
    6
    Tree Sparrow
    103
    5
    7
    115
    Wheatear
    30
     
     
    30
    Whinchat
    4
     
     
    4
    Whitethroat
    100
    3
    2
    105
    White Wagtail
    54
     
     
    54
    Willow Warbler
    585
    20
    48
    653
    Wood Warbler
    12
    1
     
    13
    Woodpigeon
    1
     
     
    1
    Wren
    48
    1
     
    49
    Yellow Wagtail
    1
     
     
    1
    Wryneck
    21
     
     
    21
    Yellowhammer
    38
     
     
    38
    Total
    3861
    98
    169
    4128