Saturday, 23 July 2011

Another beautiful day saw a few more arrivals dotted around: a first summer Mediterranean Gull flew over the south end in the morning, whilst a Lapwing was seen on the maritime heath and a Snipe was in the wetlands; other noteworthy waders around included: three Turnstones, four Common Sandpipers, six Redshanks and two Whimbrels. Two Redstarts were seen by Cristin and at nant, a Spotted Flycatcher was seen in Nant Valley and a few more warblers had also arrived, most notably being a Grasshopper Warbler in the green lane and ten Willow Warblers scattered around the coast and withies. A single Swift passed through with six Sand Martins and 12 House Martins, whilst a Starling, a Song Thrush and two Kestrels were also around.
The Corncrake was again heard during the night.

 Spotted Flycatcher
 Grasshopper Warbler
House Martin- a pair have bred at the lighthouse as usual, and their young have fledged recently.

No comments:

Post a Comment