Thursday, 14 July 2011

Another day of glorious weather was, however, again lacking in any scarcities on the island. Nevertheless, four Purple Sandpipers on Carreg yr Honwy were the first ones to be seen for several weeks. Three Dunlins were also new around the narrows, and a Grey Heron and four Ringed Plovers were also present. A Sand Martin moved through, whilst a Swift and four House Martins were around the south end. A Lesser Redpoll flew around the island, visiting the island’s gardens along the way, and a Goldfinch was also seen. A Starling was seen amongst the sheep on the narrows, and a Reed Bunting was in Ty Pellaf reed bed; warbler counts amounted to: five Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, a Blackcap, five Chiffchaffs and seven Willow Warblers. Three Common Scoters were the only notable birds seen at sea.

 House Martin (top) and Sand Martin (bottom)
Three Peacock Butterflies were seen today.

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