Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Still the fine weather continued, and still very little change was in evidence amongst the birds. A Great Skua and two Mediterranean Gulls flew past in the morning, and a flock of 12 Ravens paid the island a brief visit. The Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and two Blackcaps were still quietly devouring the berries in Nant Withy, and 15 Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest also remained. Two Water Rails, a Merlin, a Redpoll and the Bar-tailed Godwit were also lingering from earlier in the week. Skylarks are rarely ringed on Bardsey these days, so one (a long-staying and confiding individual) trapped in the arable fields was a nice addition to the year’s ringing totals.

One of the moth highlights of the last few days was this Red-Green Carpet caught in Cristin Withy. Photo (c) Richard Else

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