Friday, 27 August 2010

A couple of Teal in a sheltered bay on the Narrows was just about the highlight of a quiet morning, although the number of Wheatears had built up to 44 birds and there were now four Kestrels and two Sparrowhawks harrying the local Linnets on the mountainside. A Snipe was in the wetlands, a couple of Grey Wagtails flew overhead, the Cuckoo, eight Spotted Flycatchers, 15 Willow Warblers and a couple of Goldcrests were found in the gardens and a Garden Warbler and a Blackcap were discovered at Nant in the afternoon.

Ringed Plover (c) Ben Porter
The hoarse, croaky call of Sandwich Terns could be heard all around the coast today. (c) Ben Porter
Spotted Flycatcher (c) Ben Porter
Cuckoo (c) Ben Porter
The Whitethroats at Nant have produced another brood of chicks. (c) Ben Porter

A Large White butterfly is quite a mouthful for one of the young fledglings. (c) Ben Porter 

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that you're putting your new lense to good use, Ben. I would have thought that Steve would've had multi-pictures of the island's flora and fauna on by now.

    Who is ahead on this week's bird points competition. Is it still Steve?

    Bob Normand (Test)