Ganets

Ganets

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Landsort diary 25th September 2016

All nets at BMAR opened at 0515 and closed at 1215, with 77 new birds of 11 species. Quieter than the last few days but still an enjoyable mornings ringing.
 
At SUDD all 7 nets opened at 0600 and closed at 1130 with 59 new birds of 8 species. This site was run by Liam, Rasmus, Jacob and Bosse. They had the honour of catching the 7th Yellow-browed Warbler of the year - a record year for the species and the 5th day in succession that the species has been trapped here. They continued their good fortune by catching the first Coal Tit of the year, common in the Isle of Man it is not that regular here.
 
Overall this gives 136 new birds for the day of 15 species, taking September totals to over 2,500 with 1003 of these in the last seven days: an excellent weeks ringing.
 
Rasmus, Jacob and Therese left on the 1330 ferry and Liam and Bosse leave at 1730, so it will be just 4 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Sue and Beryl
 
  • Southwest
  • Moderate wind, 4-7 m/s
  • 15
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Cloudy, 6-7/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Merlin                                          Stenfalk 1 Hunting
    • Yellow-browed Warbler            Tajgasångare 1 resting
    • Oystercatcher                              Strandskata 1 Migrating SW
    • Parrot Crossbill                           Större Korsnäbb 3 Migrating SW
    • Lesser Whitethroat                     Ärtsångare 1 Resting
    • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker      Mindre Hackspett 1 Flying over
    Birds ringed BMAR
    • Wren                          Gärdsmyg                7 
    • Robin                         Rödhake                   6 
    • Song Thrush             Taltrast                     2 
    • Blackcap                    Svarthätta                1 
    • Willow Warbler        Lövsångare              2 
    • Goldcrest                   Kungsfågel             24 
    • Blue Tit                      Blåmes                    12 
    • Great Tit                    Talgoxe                     7 
    • Chaffinch                   Bofink                       3 
    • Siskin                          Grönsiska               12 
    • Redpoll                        Gråsiska                   1
    Birds ringed at SUDD
    • Meadow Pipit                        Ängspiplärka          1
    • Robin                                     Rödhake                   5
    • Yellow-browed Warbler      Tajgasångare           1
    • Goldcrest                               Kungsfågel               4
    • Coal Tit                                  Svartmes                  1
    • Blue Tit                                  Blåmes                    43
    • Great Tit                                Talgoxe                     3 
    • Tree Sparrow                        Pilfink                       1 

    Saturday, 24 September 2016

    Landsort diary 24th September 2016

    All nets at BMAR opened at 0515 with non-standard closed at 1030 and Standard at 1400 after a guiding for 6 people had been completed. A total of 123 new birds of 15 species including the 6th Yellow-browed Warbler of the year.
     
    SUDD nets opened at 0600 and operated until 1200 with Liam, Rasmus, Bosse and Janne on site. A total of 56 new birds of 10 species.
     
    Overall 179 new birds of 16 species.
     
    An excellent days ringing at both sites and good coverage of other parts of the island in the afternoon, including a Great Snipe seen by Janne and Bosse just north of the village on the west side.
     
    Janne left the island today on the 1730 ferry to give 9 overnight: Chris, Kay, Liam, Bosse, Rasmus, Jacob, Therese, Sue and Beryl.
     
  • Northwest
  • Light wind, 1-3 m/s
  • 16
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Overcast, 8/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Great Snipe                 Dubbelbeckasin       1     Resting
    • Slavonian Grebe         Svarthakedopping   1     Resting
    • Lapland Bunting        Lappsparv                1     Migrating SW
    • Nutcracker                  Nötkråka                  1     Resting
     
    Birds ringed - BMAR
    • Sparrowhawk                      Sparvhök           1 
    • Wren                                    Gärdsmyg          4 
    • Dunnock                               Järnsparv          4 
    • Robin                                    Rödhake           22 
    • Song Thrush                         Taltrast             3 
    • Lesser Whitethroat              Ärtsångare        1 
    • Blackcap                                Svarthätta         2 
    • Yellow-browed Warbler      Tajgasångare    1 
    • Chiffchaff                              Gransångare     6 
    • Willow Warbler                    Lövsångare       7 
    • Goldcrest                               Kungsfågel      52 
    • Blue Tit                                  Blåmes             10 
    • Great Tit                                Talgoxe              7 
    • Treecreeper                           Trädkrypare      2 
    • Chaffinch                               Bofink                 1
    Birds ringed - SUDD

  • Wren                          Gärdsmyg          3 
  • Dunnock                    Järnsparv           1 
  • Robin                          Rödhake          20 
  • Song Thrush              Taltrast              2 
  • Blackcap                     Svarthätta         2 
  • Chiffchaff                   Gransångare     2 
  • Goldcrest                    Kungsfågel      18 
  • Blue Tit                       Blåmes               4 
  • Great Tit                     Talgoxe              3 
  • Tree Sparrow             Pilfink                 1
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    Friday, 23 September 2016

    Landsort diary 23rd September 2016

    All nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1215. A quieter day than recently but still 116 new birds of 17 species including another Yellow-browed Warbler (5th of the year) and a Hawfinch which was a ringing tick for Kay.
     
    Janne & Rasmus were at the Lighthouse all morning but sea passage was quiet, with a Common Whitethroat and Great Grey Shrike (1st of the autumn) being the best birds.
     
    Four arrive at the Obs tonight to give 10 overall: Chris, Kay, Janne, Rasmus, Sue, Beryl, Liam, Bosse, Jacob and Therese.

  • Northeast
  • Light wind, 1-3 m/s
  • 15
  • Moderate, 4-10 km
  • Cloudy, 6-7/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Great Grey Shrike               Varfågel           1
    • Whitethroat                          Törnsångare    1
    • Sparrowhawk                       Sparvhök         15 Migrating SW
    • Yellow-browed Warbler     Tajgasångare   1 near lighthouse

    Birds ringed
    • Sparrowhawk                              Sparvhök            1 
    • White Wagtail                             Sädesärla            1 
    • Wren                                            Gärdsmyg           7 
    • Robin                                            Rödhake           14 
    • Song Thrush                                Taltrast               6 
    • Lesser Whitethroat                     Ärtsångare          1 
    • Blackcap                                       Svarthätta           3 
    • Yellow-browed Warbler             Tajgasångare      1 
    • Chiffchaff                                     Gransångare       2 
    • Willow Warbler                           Lövsångare         2 
    • Goldcrest                                      Kungsfågel        31 
    • Blue Tit                                         Blåmes               19 
    • Great Tit                                       Talgoxe               5 
    • Treecreeper                                  Trädkrypare      7 
    • Chaffinch                                      Bofink                 2 
    • Siskin                                            Grönsiska          13 
    • Hawfinch                                      Stenknäck           1

    Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Landsort diary 22nd September 2016

    All nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1215. A good mornings ringing with 189 new birds of 20 species, including 38 Blue Tit.
     
    Rasmus arrived on the 1030 ferry and helped out, along with Janne. Rasmus demonstrated his sprinting skills to catch a male Sparrowhawk, an impressive turn of speed!
     
    All data entered and then some filming of the net rides with Tore's drone.
     
    Rasmus and Janne spent the afternoon heading north to check out for any decent birds.
     
    Svanta and Ingvar were on the island for the day and very pleased to see Yellow-browed Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher in the hand.
     
    Sue & Beryl enjoyed their first full day on Landsort, photographing birds that had been caught before heading out to explore the island.
     
    Six at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Rasmus, Sue and Beryl.
     
  • Northeast
  • Light wind, 1-3 m/s
  • 17
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Cloudy, 6-7/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Redstart                                  Rödstjärt                        1   Migrating
    • Collared Dove                        Turkduva                        1
    • Red-breasted Flycatcher       Mindre flugsnappare    1   Migrating
    • Nutcracker                             Nötkråka                         3   Migrating SW
    • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Mindre Hackspett          1
    Birds ringed
    • Sparrowhawk                          Sparvhök                       1 
    • Great Spotted Woodpecker    Större hackspett           1 
    • Wren                                         Gärdsmyg                    10 
    • Dunnock                                    Järnsparv                     1 
    • Robin                                         Rödhake                      34 
    • Song Thrush                             Taltrast                          5 
    • Lesser Whitethroat                  Ärtsångare                     1 
    • Blackcap                                    Svarthätta                      9 
    • Yellow-browed Warbler          Tajgasångare                 1 
    • Chiffchaff                                  Gransångare                  6 
    • Willow Warbler                        Lövsångare                    3 
    • Goldcrest                                   Kungsfågel                   59 
    • Spotted Flycatcher                    Grå flugsnappare          1 
    • Red-breasted Flycatcher          Mindre flugsnappare    3 
    • Blue Tit                                      Blåmes                          38 
    • Great Tit                                    Talgoxe                           3 
    • Treecreeper                                Trädkrypare                 2 
    • Brambling                                  Bergfink                         1 
    • Siskin                                          Grönsiska                       9 
    • Lesser Redpoll                           Gråsiska (cabaret)         1

    Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    Landsort diary 21st September 2016

    A bit later opening the nets today as Chris had a painful back which restricted movement, but all Standard opened by 0545 and Non-standard by 0715 with all nets closed at 1245. Janne arrived on the first boat and helped with net rounds and we ended up with a very good 147 new birds of 16 species, including the 3rd Yellow-browed Warbler and 5th Red-breasted Flycatchers for the year and a late Garden Warbler.
     
    All things considered a good mornings work.
     
    Will be 5 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Sue and Beryl (these last two being visitors from the Isle of Man).
     
  • Northeast
  • Light wind, 1-3 m/s
  • 20
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Almost clear skies, 1-2/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • Nutcracker                           Nötkråka                         1
    • Red-breasted Flycatcher    Mindre Flugsnappare     2
    • Honey Buzzard                    Bivråk                              3 Migrating SW
    • Common Buzzard               Ormvråk                          1 Migrating SW
    • Barnacle Goose                   Vitkindad Gås                35 Migrating SW
    • Raven                                   Korp                                10
    • Crossbill                               Mindre Korsnäbb            1 Overhead
    • Sparrowhawk                      Sparvhök                        15 Migrating SW

    Birds ringed
    • Dunnock                              Järnsparv                         1 
    • Robin                                   Rödhake                         64 
    • Blackbird                             Koltrast                            1 
    • Song Thrush                        Taltrast                            4 
    • Garden Warbler                 Trädgårdssångare           1 
    • Blackcap                               Svarthätta                        5 
    • Yellow-browed Warbler     Tajgasångare                   1 
    • Chiffchaff                             Gransångare                    4 
    • Willow Warbler                   Lövsångare                      1 
    • Goldcrest                              Kungsfågel                     17 
    • Red-breasted Flycatcher     Mindre Flugsnappare     1 
    • Blue Tit                                 Blåmes                              4 
    • Great Tit                               Talgoxe                             4 
    • Treecreeper                          Trädkrypare                     2 
    • Siskin                                    Grönsiska                        36 
    • Lesser Redpoll                     Gråsiska, (cabaret)           1

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016

    Landsort diary 20th September 2016

    25 nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1215 with 88 new birds of 13 species/sub-species.
     
    Nice range of species without anything special being caught - run of the mill autumn migration.
     
    Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.
     
  • Northeast
  • Moderate wind, 4-7 m/s
  • 17
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Cloudy, 6-7/8
  • Dry weather

  • Birds ringed
    • Wren                         Gärdsmyg                  2 
    • Dunnock                   Järnsparv                   1 
    • Robin                        Rödhake                   24 
    • Song Thrush            Taltrast                       2 
    • Blackcap                   Svarthätta                  7 
    • Chiffchaff                 Gransångare              3 
    • Willow Warbler       Lövsångare                3 
    • Goldcrest                  Kungsfågel               19 
    • Blue Tit                     Blåmes                        2 
    • Siskin                        Grönsiska                 22 
    • Redpoll                     Gråsiska                      1 
    • Mealy Redpoll         Gråsiska, flammea     1 
    • LEsser Redpoll        Gråsiska, cabaret       1

    Monday, 19 September 2016

    Landsort diary 19th September 2016

    The onset of autumn allowed us the luxury of an extra 15 minutes in bed, with all 30 nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1215.
     
    An excellent mornings ringing with 148 new birds of 15 species. Very enjoyable day in great weather.
     
    Pelle arrived on the late morning boat to sort out some administration and paper work with us and left at 1600. Thanks to him for making the effort of a special trip, great support!!!
     
    Those who read the diary for the 18th may have noticed that I made a mistake in describing the 'snipe' that Bosse had seen in Saltmar as an Enkelbeckasin (Common Snipe) when it was actually a Dvärgbeckasin (Jack Snipe). This has been corrected on the diary entry and thanks to Bosse for spotting my error!!!!
     
    Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.
     
  • Calm, <1 m/s
  • 16
  • Good, 10-20 km
  • Partly clouded, 3-5/8
  • Dry weather

  • Sightings of interest
    • White-tailed Eagle     Havsörn         1    Flying overhead 
    • Swallow                       Ladusvala    15    Migrating SW
    • Raven                          Korp               1    Flying overhead
    Birds ringed
    • Wren                                    Gärdsmyg                    4 
    • Dunnock                              Järnsparv                     1 
    • Robin                                   Rödhake                      50 
    • Blackbird                             Koltrast                        1 
    • Song Thrush                        Taltrast                         2 
    • Blackcap                               Svarthätta                  10 
    • Yellow-browed Warbler     Tajgasångare                1 
    • Chiffchaff                             Gransångare                 2 
    • Willow Warbler                   Lövsångare                   6 
    • Goldcrest                              Kungsfågel                  17 
    • Spotted Flycatcher              Grå flugsnappare          1 
    • Blue Tit                                 Blåmes                          10 
    • Great Tit                               Talgoxe                           4 
    • Treecreeper                          Trädkrypare                   2 
    • Siskin                                     Grönsiska                     37