Saturday, 19 February 2011

The wind eased during the night and the downpour of rain stopped as dawn broke. A few more birds were about than usual with the morning round of the south end producing six Lapwings and two Ring Plovers around the beaches and forty three Guillemots, sixty Razorbills and a Red Throated Diver passing by the south tip. A Short eared Owl was in the usual hotspot just north of Cristin in a small bracken patch whilst the Firecrest was again with three Goldcrests in the plantation. Four Blackbirds, six Song Thrushes, five Redwings and a Fieldfare had arrived during the night and worked their way up the mountainside above nant. A Snipe was seen in the wetlands and a couple Shelducks visited Pwll Cain.
Polly the Ring-necked Parakeet continues to dart around the island's gardens and was picking apart some Pussy Willows in nant withie today.
Shelduck and Ringed Plover. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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