Thursday, 29 April 2010

Two Turtle Doves in the North West Fields were undoubtedly the highlight of the day. Although still annual on Bardsey, Turtle Dove is a rare bird in Wales these days. Three Swifts flew through with 47 Swallows, 25 Sand Martins and nine House Martins; 25 White Wagtails were on the beach and 30 Wheatears were scattered around the coast. The daily census revealed 12 Sedge Warblers, four Blackcaps, three Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler 15 Willow Warblers and five Chiffchaffs on the island, as well as a Merlin on the South End and a Sandwich Tern offshore. A Bar-tailed Godwit joined the 11 Whimbrels; and a Common Sandpiper and six Ringed Plovers were around the Narrows.

Turtle Dove (c) Ben  Porter

A Bar-Tailed Godwit was feeding with the Whimbrels in Solfach (c) Ben Porter

Sedge Warbler (c) Ben Porter

1 comment:

  1. Shirley Roulston10 May 2010 at 23:01

    What a wonderful selection of birds, the photos are stunning, almost on my doorstep.