Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The first wet day for quite some time was not memorable for any interesting sightings; the ceaseless rain proving an unbending obstacle to effective observation. A Lapwing on the South End was perhaps the highlight of the morning, and reasonable counts of the commoner waders included 70 Turnstones, 62 Redshanks, ten Purple Sandpipers, a Ringed Plover and the Bar-tailed Godwit. The last of these was trapped and ringed on Solfach after dark. Despite the weather 35 Swallows passed through during the day. Other landbirds seen included 45 Chaffinches, two Song Thrushes, two Blackcaps, eight Chiffchaffs, three Goldcrests, two Great Tits, a Blue Tit, a Starling and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.


  1. you mean you missed it, just about 4.30pm ahead of the heavier rain had a flock of 200+ House Martins and 70 Swallows heading South East through Rhydyclafdy. Rain indeed!!

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