Friday, 9 September 2011

The light winds and frequent heavy showers in the night resulted in a small fall of migrants occuring. In total, 47 Chiffchaffs were scattered all over the island, whilst other passerine-migrants seen included a Skylark, 11 Wheatears, five Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler, 11 Blackcap, a Grasshopper Warbler, two Sedge Warblers, 13 Willow Warblers, five Goldcrests and seven Spotted Flycatchers. The second Little Egret of the year was seen in Henllwyn, whilst a Knot joined the usual assortment of waders around the narrows; six Common Scoters and four Dunlins passed by out to sea. A Sparrowhwak and a Kestrel were the only raptors of note around.

Garden Warbler (upper), Chiffchaff (middle) and Spotted Flycatcher (lower)
The calm conditions during the night also allowed for the traps to be put out, with the first Pink-barred Sallow (top) of the year being the main highlight; a Silver Y (middle) and a few Angle Shades (bottom) were also trapped.

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