Monday, 29 August 2011

The north-westerly wind picked up considerably during the night, and made the morning's seawatch more interesting than usual. The highlights out at sea included: two Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua, an Arctic Skua, two Black Terns (first for the year), 193 Sandwich Terns, six Arctic Terns and two Common Terns. A Knot and a Sanderling were on Solfach with three Ringed Plovers and 28 Turnstones, whilst a Common Sandpiper, 13 Redshanks, a Whimbrel and 71 Curlews were elsewhere. 
The Wryneck was seen twice during the day: once in the plantation and feeding in nant valley, and then in the afternoon by Ty Capel. Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest numbers were up from previous days, with five, eight and seven seen respectively. Two Spotted Flycatchers, a Redstart and a Garden Warbler were at nant, whilst singles of KestrelSparrowhawk and Merlin represented the raptors for the day.

The Wryneck presumed to be yesterday's bird was again around Ty Capel
 Five Goldcrests were in and around the plantation
 a smart White Wagtail was among the juvenile Pied Wagtails on Solfach
A Kont spent the day feeding with the Turnstones on Solfach

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