Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The second day of calm weather for many weeks saw plenty of visible migration taken place, and a few oddities were also among them. Highlights of the day included a Common Redpoll in Ty Pellaf reed bed, a Wryneck at Nant and a Lapland Bunting on the south end. A good number of migrants flew overhead during the day, with totals amounting to: 31 Skylarks, eight Swallows, 78 Meadow Pipits, two Grey Wagtails, 72 Chaffinches, four Greenfinches, 17 Siskins, 140 Goldfinches, 24 Lesser Redpolls and a Reed Bunting. A Common Scoter, an Arctic Skua, three Great Skuas and three Mediterranean Gulls passed by at sea, whilst a Golden Plover and two Merlins were around the South end.

 Common Redpoll
 Common Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll

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