Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Despite a day of windy and rather cloudy weather, the odd scarcity was seen on land and out to sea. Three Wrynecks were seen during the day: one at the Limekiln, one near Plas and one around Nant. A small scattering of passerine-migrants included eight Skylarks, a Swallow, seven Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, 19 Goldcrests, 39 Chaffinches, three Siskins, 17 Goldfinches and 15 Lesser Redpolls. Two Golden Plovers, six Purple Sandpipers, a Dunlin and a Snipe were seen around the narrows and South end; four Pomarine Skuas, three Arctic Skuas, two Great Skuas, three Mediterranean Gulls and a Sabine's Gull were the highlight of sea passage. Two Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel and a Merlin were the only raptors present.

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