Söndag den 31 maj 2015

Lapwing chick, Picture by Marcelo Brongo

31st May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, EKP, TMJ

Weather: Very windy
Projects: Skylarks, Wetland survey, Ortolan bunting, Great reed warbler, Starlings.

This morning MBR and TMJ of the Great Reed warbler went to Nyängen and found a new female there. This means nest-searching soon. In Aslasjön they were able to confirm a new male and they will keep an eye on that territory.

Fredag den 29 maj 2015

Buzzard Chicks; photo by Marcelo Brongo.

29th May 2015.

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, EKP, TMJ, MTA, MPN

Weather: Windy day, calming a little in the evening.

Projects: Wetland Census, Great Reed Warbler, Hooded Crow, Skylark, Bird’s of Prey.

In the morning, TMJ and MBR performed there Wetland Census’ in order to counteract the bad weather due in the next couple of days. MTA valiantly continued her search for a Great Reed Warbler nest in the reeds of Sörbyjön and DWE joined JMY, EKP and MPN on Skylark watch.

Torsdag den 28 maj 2015

Penduline tit, Picture by Maja Tarka

28th May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, TMJ, EKP, DHT, MTA

Weather: Sunny, a bit windy
Projects: Great reed warbler, Ortolan bunting, Skylarks, Crows

Ortolan bunting (EKP, JMY)

Starting close to home today, as there was an Ortolan bunting singing close to Ängfallet whilst we ate breakfast. We managed to locate it from the back garden and read it’s colour rings. We can confirm that it is the same bird that was singing here a couple of weeks ago- which had gone completely quiet and unseen again until now- so that’s good news!

Tisdag den 26 maj 2015

26th May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, TMJ, EKP, DHT, MTA, MPN

Weather: Sunny, windy
Projects: Hooded Crow, Starling, Skylark, Ortolan, Great Reed Warbler.

DWE, JMY, EKP and MPN set the alarms very early in order to attempt a catch on a pair of unringed Ortolan Buntings at Sörösletten. Despite some scepticism as to the probability of success, ‘Team Ortolan’ succeeded in capturing 2 different males who now have colour rings V5-92 and H5-89. Also caught were a Yellowhammar, White Wagtail, Chaffinch and Wheatear.

Måndag den 25 maj 2015

25th May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, TMJ, EKP, DHT, MTA

Weather: Sunny
Projects: Hooded Crow, Starling, Skylark, Ortolan, Great Reed Warbler.

Today DWE started up with the latter stages of the Hooded Crow project as he goes around to monitor the success of each of the 30 nests located in April. Today, 4 out of the 5 nests visited were still active, though the chicks were still too small to be able to count the beaks of from the ground.

Söndag den 24 maj 2015

24th May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBL, TMJ, EKP, DHT

Weather: Patchy cloud & sun
Projects: Great Reed Warbler, Skylark, Starlings, Ortolan bunting, Tawny owls

Great Reed Warbler

MBL was out on Rysjön early and found another Great Reed Warbler nest, along with two pairs building nests. Meanwhile DHT found a new male & a new female in Åslasjön; whilst out working he also noted two Temminck stints at Sörbysjön, and 7-8 little gulls over Fågelsjön.

Farmland Birds

Lördag den 23 maj 2015

23th May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBL, TMJ, EKP, DHT

Weather: Very sunny but stormy in the morning, less wind in the afternoon
Projects: Great Reed Warbler, Wetland survey, Skylark, Starlings, Ortolan bunting.

Fredag den 22 maj 2015

22nd May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, TMJ, EKP

Weather: Cloudy, but quite cold and windy.

Projects: Great Reed Warbler, Ortolan bunting, skylark.

MBR, DHT and TMJ were out in three different locations for the Great Reed Warbler. MBR was in Nyangen trying to catch a ringed individual but without success. It was a bad day for netting due the strong wind. DHT was in Rysjön where he could find a nest and TMJ confirmed and located a male in Fågeljön (Västra).

Torsdag den 21 maj 2015

21st May 2015

Staff: DWE, JMY, MBR, TMJ, EKP, DHT

Weather: Sunny, wind built up during the day

Projects: Great Reed Warbler, Ortolan Bunting.

DWE joined TMJ, MBR and DHT for a morning on the Great Reed Warbler project, whilst JMY and EKP worked on tracking down the Ortolan’s heard from Torsholmen yesterday evening.