Saturday, 20 March 2010

A miserable night, and the nocturnal calls of two Golden Plover, suggested that conditions may favour a lighthouse attraction. A dozen Redwing, a Song Thrush, a Woodcock, a Snipe, and a Jack Snipe were all close to the compound come dawn. Elsewhere two Knot, a Lapwing and two Ringed Plover were around Solfach along with three Wheatear and two white wagtail. Six Fieldfare joined the Starling flock feeding in the meadows and a single Black Redstart remained at the farm. The overwintering Firecrest returned to Cristin and six Chiffchaff were recorded.

Good views of many of the Chiffchaff on the island reveal distinctive 'pollen horns' (c) Richard Brown

Up to nine pairs of Shelduck were present in 2009. Three pairs have returned to the island so far (c) Richard Brown

Knot and Oystercatcher were two of the 14 species of wader recorded on the island today (c) Richard Brown

A single Lapwing was in Henllwyn, adding to the list of waders seen today
(c) Ben Porter

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