Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The weather today was that of a typical Indian summer, with sweltering temperatures and light winds present throughout the day. Two Richard’s Pipits were seen around the narrows in the morning, and 17 Crossbills flew over the plantation and Ty Pellaf. The Corncrake was re-located in the New Plantation in the morning, although was not seen again during the day. A Whinchat remained by the schoolhouse, whilst 37 Wheatears were around the coast. Plenty of birds were also passing overhead: eight Skylarks, 84 Swallows, six House Martins, 401 Meadow Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail, five Grey Wagtails, a Siskin ans 20 Goldfinches, . At high tide, five Mediterranean Gulls and nine Common Gulls were feeding among a flock of 356 Black-headed Gulls around the narrows, whilst three Lapwings, two Bar-tailed Godwits, 14 Purple Sandpipers and a Dunlin were also here. Singles of Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Merlin were recorded during the day.

A Green-brindled Crescent was among the usual Lunar Underwings and Red-line Quakers (above) at Cristin

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