Sunday, 14 November 2010

The wind eased during the night to leave a sunny but cool morning.  On the morning rounds, a couple Snow Buntings, a Lapland Bunting, 2 Bramblings, 45 Chaffinches, 7 Greenfinches, a Redpoll, 4 Goldfinches, 5 Siskins and a Linnet headed south over the south end. A few thrushes had arrived during the night leaving 5 Song Thrushes, 4 Redwings, 9 Blackbirds and 3 Fieldfares were in the wetlands and gardens. A gull flock to the south east of the south end consisted of 170 Kittiwakes, 190 Black headed Gulls, 6 Common Gulls, 6 Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Little Gull. A Red throated Diver also flew by. The few migrants left in the island’s gardens after the continual westerly storms that have left all the trees leafless include 2 Blackcaps and 2 Goldcrests. The Ring necked Parakeet is still present, and has taken up residence in Ty Pellaf garden now.

Snow Bunting (c) Ben Porter
Brambling (c) Ben Porter
Blackcap (c) Ben Porter

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