Måndag den 20 april 2015

20th April 2015

Staff: DWE, DHO

Weather: Warm and sunny all day, very pleasant.

Projects: Marsh Harrier and Hooded Crow and Raven

Marsh Harrier;
We spent the morning observing the Harriers from 2 positions, Fiskingemaden platform and the bank at Västamarden. Unfortunately the Harriers seemed to be more interesting in feeding than nest building this morning and no further nests were located. We can hypothesis that there is probably 1 pair in the area around Västamarden. Hopefully we will be able to confirm this soon.

Söndag den 19 april 2015

19th April 2015

Staff: DWE, DHO, BNN

Weather: Cold morning. Sunny and hot day but occasional gusts of wind.

Projects: Marsh Harriers, Hooded Crows & Ravens

Marsh Harrier nest finding from Åslaholmen in the morning. Lot of harriers in the area and 4 confirmed nests found but there will be more of them. One crow nest also found in the morning. After the Marsh Harriers BNN and DWE were doing crow and raven nest finding. DHO guided at Öbystugan. In the afternoon BNN left.

Lördag den 18 april 2015

18th April 2015

Staff: DWE, DHO, BNN

Weather: Frost this morning, very sunny and pleasant day.

Projects: Wetland Survey, Marsh Harriers, Hooded Crows & Ravens.

Wetland Survey:
-Performed at Hammarmaden, Killingemaden, Sorbyjön and Hammarboten.

Greylag Goose; 11
Teal; 18
Wigeon; 17,
Lapwing; 1
Mute Swan; 1
Mallard; 1 pair.

Teal; 40
Black-headed Gull; 2

Torsdag den 16 april 2015

16th April 2015

Staff: DWE, DHO, TMJ (Teresa Montràs Janer)

Weather: Cold start, mostly clear skies, ¼ cloud at various points.

Project: Wetland Survey

We started out at 7am meeting in Öby kulle, TMJ took us around Fågelsjön and Åslasjön on her Wetland Survey to give some tuition on the correct method of practise in regards to Wetland Survey’s at Kvismaren so we are ready to go out and do our own tomorrow morning.

Onsdag den 15 april 2015

15th April 2015

Staff: DWE, DHO

Weather: Cloudy morning, rain in the afternoon

Projects: Hooded Crow and Raven

A slow start to proceedings, but after finding 3 nests in quick succession spirits were up. We also got very good views of a 2cy male Merlin having breakfast on an unfortunate passerine and a White-tailed Eagle flew over on our wanderings. A male Wheatear and a flock of around 500 Redwings were also discovered around the Kvismaren area.


Tisdag den 14 april 2015

14th April 2015

Staff: Daniel Wade (DWE) & Daniel Hedenbo (DHO)

Weather: Slight wind, cold, no precipitation

Projects: Hooded Crow and Raven;

Today we covered a similar area to yesterday and discovered 3 new nests (2 crow, 1 raven) and located many older nests to monitor as the season progresses.

Måndag den 13 april 2015

13th April 2015

Staff: Daniel Wade (DW) & Daniel Hedenbo (DH)

Weather: Strong winds, mostly sunny.

Projects: Hooded Crow and Raven Project;

The first day of the 2015 season started on a nest finding mission to continue with the monitoring of Kvismarens corvid population which occurs every 5 years. A 6 hour trek produced many possible nesting sites and 1 confirmed nest with a lot more ground to cover in the following days.