Thursday, 26 May 2011

The wind swung around to the north at midday, and continued to strengthen for the rest of the day. A Black headed Gull was feeding in Henllwyn at high tide, three Swifts flew by at sea in the morning and a Cuckoo was seen in Cristin Withy. Good numbers of seabirds past by in the choppy waters: nine Fulmars, 2034 Manx Shearwaters, 46 Gannets, 94 Kittiwakes, 78 Guillemots, 106 Razorbills and seven Puffins were seen. 57 Swallows and nine House Martins moved through, whilst other passerines inland totalled to: eight Wheatears, eight Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroats, three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, eight Spotted Flycatchers, a Blue Tit feeding young, four Goldfinches and 19 Linnets.

 At least three pairs of Stonechat have been seen this year, two raising five chicks and the other at least three. (c) Ben Porter
Meadow Pipit fledgling (c) Ben Porter

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