Friday, 19 March 2010

A misty dawn gave way to glorious sunshine and the promise of some quality birding. Five Black Redstart, including the cracking male, frequented the stone buildings and walls of the island. On Solfach three Wheatear were accompanied by the first white wagtail of the year. Chiffchaff numbers reached double figures for the first time this year and three Reed Bunting, including a singing male, were to the south. 

Two Ringed Plover have frequented Solfach for the past week (c) Richard Brown

Skylark were heard to sing for the first time today (c) Ben Porter

Five Black Redstart were present today including this confiding individual at Ty Pellaf 
(C) Ben Porter

Reed Bunting have not bred on Bardsey since 1977. A singing male, accompanied by a female and in suitable habitat, is a hopeful indication of things to come. (C) Ben Porter

Wheatear (C) Ben Porter

1 comment:

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