Friday, 27 May 2011

Another breezy day saw very few birds around, continuing the same quiet pattern experienced in the last few days. A Short eared Owl on the south end in the morning was the most interesting sighting of the day, and three Collared Doves in the plantation had also arrived. The usual suspects represented migrants inland, with totals amounting to: 59 Swallows, six House Martins, six Wheatears, eight Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and two Spotted Flycatchers. Four Puffins passed by at sea, along with six Fulmars, 1678 Manx Shearwaters, 29 Gannets, 37 Kittiwakes, 12 Guillemots and 40 Razorbills; a Black headed Gull was seen in Henllwyn. The usual three Curlews, a Whimbrel and the family of Ringed Plovers around the narrows were joined by two Dunlins today.

A few more micro moths have appeared in the last few days: seven Argyresthia spinosella (top) were in Cristin garden, the second Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth-middle) for the island was also found in Cristin garden; two Esperia sulphurella (bottom) were at Ty Pellaf. (c) Ben Porter

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