The last weekend in April saw us all on a long weekend in Öland. I love this island in the spring. Things were fairly quiet for us however, although a few days before a Caspian plover had been present... The best bird we had was a pectoral sandpiper. Number 1 and I did a pre-breakfast bird walk one morning and driving back we overtook this excellent red kite.
Wrynecks were singing at a few locations, we found this one whilst searching unsuccessfully (again!) for smooth snakes.
We stayed at Stenåsabadet, which was quiet for migrants in the rather bitter NE wind but we did find this female collared flycatcher on the last morning.
On our way off the island we stopped at a small reservoir near Skogsby and enjoyed the Sympecma fusca.