Thursday, 7 July 2011

The south-westerly wind persisted throughout the day, and in the increasingly large waves,  a steady passage of common birds took place. The first Balearic Shearwater of the year seen off the west side in the afternoon was by far the best bird seen, commoner species seen included: 11 Fulmars, 1510 Manx Shearwaters, 34 Gannets, 6 Cormorants, 19 Shags, three Common Scoters, two Black-headed Gulls, 18 Kittiwakes, five  Guillemots, 36 Razorbills and 28 Puffins. The usual scattering of warblers were seen inland, although they had dispersed slightly to the withies and Ty Pellaf garden: five Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff and five Willow Warblers were the totals. Three Skylarks were on the west side, four House Martins passed through and 13 Pied Wagtails and nine Wheatears were around the narrows. Three Ring Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, a Redshank, two Whimbrels and 45 Curlews were the only waders of note seen.

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