Thursday, 23 December 2010

The cold temperatures continue and, accompanied with a brisk north-easterly wind made the day feel quite cold indeed. By far the highlight of the day was a juvenile Waxwing that dropped in high above Ty Pellaf and spent five minutes in Cristin garden before heading on north. This is only the third record for the island. An incredible 93 Snipe were scattered over the entire island with flocks of thirty being flushed up at a time from the wetlands. Seventy Woodcocks headed to the fields to feed at dusk with two being caught and ringed. Wader totals came to: two Ringed Plovers, seven Golden Plovers, two Grey Plovers, twenty eight Lapwings and four Dunlins. Thrushes fed along side snipe and waders; eight Blackbirds, five Fieldfares, six Mistle Thrushes, thirty seven Song Thrushes and thirty six Redwings were the totals. Three Teals had joined the Mallards and four Wigeons

 Some record shots of the third record of Waxwing for the island.
Record numbers of Woodcocks were seen today.
A Brambling continues to make use of the seed put down for the larks.
Around thirty Curlews have been feeding in the fields. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful birds photos! I love the detail on the Curlew and how you composed him. The shadow and contrast is wonderful! Holiday Greetings, Linda