Wednesday, 24 November 2010

In between the torrential hail and rain storms, a couple birds of note were seen. The main highlights of the day included: a Snow Bunting over the South end, the Grey Phalarope still feeding in the waters of Henllwyn, a Jack Snipe in the wetlands along with six Common Snipes, the ringed Firecrest in Cristin Withie and a Dunlin was with the usual waders. A small fall of thrushes had taken place over-night and the usual finch movement in the morning was present; 26 Blackbirds, three Fieldfares, twelve Song Thrushes, fifteen Redwings, 37 Chaffinches, four Bramblings, two Greenfinches, two Siskins, four Goldfinches and two Linnets ended up as the day’s totals. A small feeding flock of gulls near Carreg Yr Honwy saw the first Little Gull for a while; a Mediterranean Gull was also present.

The waders decided to feed in the shallow pools formed by the millimetres of rain that fell throughout the day. Redshanks(top two), Turnstone(bottom). (c) Ben Porter

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