Monday, 21 December 2009

Here is an update of Bardsey's bird highlights for the last week by Ben Porter.

Sunday 13th saw the first Jack Snipe since October, a Red-throated Diver was present near Carreg yr Honwy, there were 4 Mediterranean Gulls amongst a feeding flock of gulls and in the evening we had a Barn Owl in the lambing shed!
Monday 14th was a quiet day, the highlight being 2 Mediterranean Gulls.
Tuesday 15th - there was a Black Redstart in Henllwyn, also seen on several occasions later in the week.
Wednesday 16th - nothing to report!
Thursday 17th - a Firecrest was seen in the pine trees at Cristin and there was another Jack Snipe in the wetlands.
Friday 18th - 5 Lapwings seen on the Narrows.
Saturday 19th - A Wigeon was seen briefly in Henllwyn, but didn't stay around for long. There was also a Woodcock in Ty Pellaf withy.

Jack Snipe (C) Ben Porter

Herring Gull, Black-Headed Gull and Common Gull (C) Ben Porter

Black Redstart (C) Ben Porter

Barn Owl (C) Ben Porter


  1. Excellent, well done young Ben!

  2. Master Ben strikes again

  3. Jedi Master Ben has been taking from Master Yoda lessons he has!