Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bird of the day, the year and decade so far must go to one of the UK's least attractive, yet scarce breeding birds. It came in the form of a Corn Bunting that flew over Nant in front of the jammy Warden and was then seen in the burned Gorse at the north end of the island. This was the first record since 1994 and second since 1953.  Also today, as if Corn Bunting was not enough, 2 Mute Swans, the 7th record for the island, were seen. A Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling, the same Tree Sparrow and the first Whitethroat of the year were also noted
The first record of flavissima this year, this smart male fed between the Welsh Black cattle (c) Richard Brown
Two Mute Swan spent the day at sea, moving swiftly in the tides before flying short distances. Manx Shearwater, Gannet, Razorbill and Fulmar were all visible in the same scope view (c) Richard Brown
Swallows again headed north in low numbers (c) Richard Brown

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