Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Clear skies and low winds made for another lovely day. A Red throated Diver fed in the lee of the currents off the south tip; two more were seen with the usual Shags off the west side a little later on. A few more finches were also present with the first couple of Siskins of the year flying over, a Greenfinch at Nant and six Linnets and three Goldfinches were at Ty Pellaf. The usual female Sparrowhawk was seen at Traeth Ffynnon, a Merlin was on the south end and three Buzzards flew over Ty Pellaf. The first moth of the year came in the form of a Dotted Border which was caught in the moth trap near Nant Withie; this is only the second record for the island with the first trapped in the early spring of 2009.

The usual Buzzard was joined by two more today.
Dotted Border. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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