Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A confiding and slightly bedraggled Snow Bunting on the west coast was the best bird of the day. A movement of seabirds early in the morning involved around 800 Auks (as usual, most of these were Razorbills) and 400 Kittiwakes, with three Fulmars, a Gannet, 25 Black-headed Gulls and three Common Gulls amongst them. Seven Goldcrests were at Nant, and theBlackcap and three Chiffchaffs were still present. Other passerines seen during the day included one each of Reed Bunting, Siskin, Linnet and Redpoll, nine Goldfinches, six Great tits, 15 Blackbirds, ten Song Thrushes, two Fieldfares and a Redwing. A Buzzard was seen, and the two Kestrels and a Merlin remained.

Snow Bunting (c) Ben J Porter

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