Saturday, 4 June 2011

The most notable sighting of the day was a cream-crown Marsh Harrier seen over the north end of the island in the morning. A male Reed Bunting was singing in the wetlands, and a few warblers had arrived and joined the usual breeding and territorial birds: six Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroats, a Blackcap, four Chiffchaffs and four Willow Warblers were the totals. Three Swifts moved through with 21 House Martins and 12 Swallows, whilst three Dunlins, three Curlews and a Whimbrel were in Henllwyn. Only a single Collared Dove remained from yesterday’s flock of 15.

 This Willow Warbler managed to catch a Shears, a moth that has been present in the moth traps in good numbers over the last few days.
 Two young Wheatears had emerged from their nest and fed on the Maritime heath.
The Peregrine Falcons have been busy catching prey for their young recently. Pictured here with a Racing Pigeon.

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