Monday, 1 March 2010

February has finished on a quiet note with no notable birds about. However, it has been nice to see the Red-throated Divers continually out at sea. Hopefully spring will fully arrive during early March and bring with it some more interesting birds.

Throughout the week there has been at least one Jack Snipe in the wetlands. The Red-throated Divers continue to feed near Carreg Yr Honwy; there were 3 on the 22nd and 23rd. On the 22nd there was a Ringed Plover in Solfach, and a Knot was seen trailing behind the Curlew flock on the 23rd. A Black Redstart was at Pen Cristin on the  25th and another was seen in Henllwyn on the 27th. A Woodcock was flushed out of the bracken on the mountain on the 26th whilst 16 Golden Pover flew high over the island on Saturday. The Firecrest was at Cristin as usual.

Monday the 1st of March saw the usual Red-throated Diver off the west side and a Jack Snipe in the wetlands. After having had a look in our garden after school, I spotted a Red Kite being mobbed by crows above the Dynogoch fields. It flew over my head and up towards Pen Cristin but wasn’t seen again after that.

Oystercatcher (C) Ben Porter

Red Kite (C) Ben Porter
14th record for the island

Whimbrel (C) Ben Porter

Shelduck (C) Ben Porter

Chough (C) Ben Porter

Curlew (C) Ben Porter

1 comment:

  1. Cracking pics again Ben - like the Curlew and Chough. I'm looking forward to getting home!