Monday, 1 August 2011

A Black Guillemot seen off the west side in the morning was by far the most noteworthy sighting of the day, being only the second record for the year. 300 Manx Shearwaters, three Fulmars, 74 Gannets and two Sandwich Terns also passed by at sea. At high tide, two Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, 56 Curlews, a Whimbrel, 21 Turnstones and 16 Redshanks were on the rocks by Solfach and on Carreg yr Honwy. Warblers were scattered all over the island, with species other than that of Willow Warblers having arrived too: two Grasshopper Warblers, 11 Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, four Chiffchaffs and 166 Willow Warblers were the totals. A Song Thrush, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Kestrel were also seen.

Five Storm Petrels were trapped during the night, three of which were new birds.
 Willow Warbler
Ringed Plover

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