Fredag den 13 september 2013

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; Thick fog early clearing by mid-morning. Sunny spells throughout the rest of the day

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Banvallen, Rysjön)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:10 – 11:00

Robin 5
Dunnock 5
Reed Warbler 8
Sedge Warbler 3
Willow Warbler 4
Wren 1
Siskin 1
Reed Bunting 9
Blue Tit 1
Blackcap 5
Great Tit 1
Song Thrush  1

TOTAL = 44 (+ 6 Controls)

Torsdag den 12 september 2013

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; Thick fog for much of the morning with visibility at times only c100m. This cleared to cloud by midday and much of the afternoon was clear and sunny.

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Ässön)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:20 – 10:30

Onsdag den 11 september 2013

1cy male Brambling. Photo; MKS

We awoke at 5am to find it raining heavily so the ringing was postponed for a short while until we were confident that the bad weather had passed. By 6 the skies were clear and it was business as usual. The first net round was busy but after that it was just a few birds during each check.

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, JCN, 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; Rain early morning but clearing soon and bright and sunny for the rest of the day.

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Vallen, Fågelsjön)

Tisdag den 10 september 2013

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; Moderate ENE wind becoming light this evening

As the forecast suggested it was pretty windy this morning – too windy for any of the standard ringing sites. Still, we got up at the usual time and headed to Oby Kulle, our ‘plan B’ for windy days. Unfortunately, the wind was in the wrong direction and came right through a small gap in the trees. Our usually nice and calm little ringing area was windy!

Måndag den 9 september 2013

misty morning at Rysjön. Photo; MKS

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, JCN, 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; A misty start but it soon cleared in to a fine sunny day. It became increasingly windy during the afternoon.

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Banvallen, Rysjön)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:00 – 10:30

Robin 8
Reed Warbler 9
Sedge Warbler 5
Willow Warbler 11
Dunnock 3
Siskin 1
Wren 1
Blue Tit 9
Reed Bunting 8
Blackcap 5
Common Whitethroat 1
Song Thrush 4

Söndag den 8 september 2013

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, 1x ’Crane Girl’ (the other has a weekend off), MFG.

Weather; Perfectly calm, no wind, clear sky, bright, sunny and warm (again)

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Ässon)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:10 – 11:00

Robin 16
Reed Warbler 8
Sedge Warbler 8
Willow Warbler 9
Siskin 1
Wren 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 3
Blue Tit 6
Reed Bunting 3
Goldcrest 9

TOTAL = 65 (+ 11 Controls)

Lördag den 7 september 2013

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, EKA, 1x ’Crane Girl’ (the other has a weekend off),
Magnus Friberg (MFG), Bo Nielsen, Patrik Rhönnstad & Jan Sondell all visited us for the ringing this morning.

Weather; Bright, sunny and warm again becoming quite hot by late morning. It has been an unusually hot and dry summer – how long will it continue?

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Vallen, Fågelsjön)

Fredag den 6 september 2013

Red-breasted Flycatcher/Mindre flugsnappare. Photo: MKS

We were up early as usual for another good morning of ringing with a steady stream of birds. Not a big daily total but some nice species including another unexpected treat.

Personnel; MKS, TMJ, JCN, Ewa Karaszewsk​a (EKA, working guest), 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; Bright, sunny and warm with a light breeze from the south-east

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Åssön)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:00 – 10:45

Torsdag den 5 september 2013

Barred Warbler. photo: MKS

Hej and welcome to our new diary format. Here you can read all about daily life here at Kvismare, find out who is here and which projects are running. We hope you enjoy reading about what is going on here at the observatory and check back regularly to see our daily updates. Now we are into September the primary focus of our work is the bird ringing. You can find out how we are gerring on as our daily totals will be posted here.

Personnel; Matt Slaymaker (MKS), Teresa Montras (TMJ), Jonas Classon (JCN), 2x ’Crane Girls’