A seawatch off the South End produced the first two Eiders of the year alongside 19 Common Scoters, four Dunlins, 1520 Kittiwakes, two Mediternean Gulls and 560 Razorbills. The Hen Harrier was still hunting around the Island with a single Swallow south. A Stock Dove was in the Wetlands, the Siberian Chiffchaff was still in the Withies, a Coal Tit was at Nant and a total of three Firecrests were logged.
The portable Heligoland trap on Solfach was finally successful and caught two adult Choughs which were colour ringed to help further our knowledge of these iconic Welsh birds.
|Chough © Ed Betteridge|