Monday, 6 June 2011

The skies were again clear, although there was little in the way of birds around. A single Lesser Whitethroat worked its way around the wetlands singing, and another was at Nant. Three Swifts passed through with 12 House Martins, whilst waders seen around the narrows at high tide amounted to: six Ringed Plovers, three Dunlin, a Whimbrel, three Curlews and a Turnstone. Two Blackcaps and a Spotted Flycatcher were seen at Nant whilst a Kestrel and a Buzzard were both present from yesterday. Two Goldfinches and singles of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll were the only non-breeding finches seen.

 Three Swifts hawked for insects above the mountain in the afternoon.
A Shoulder-striped Wainscot caught by Nant Withy was the first to be recorded since 2009.

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