Saturday, 15 October 2011

Two Little Grebes in Henllwyn in the morning were, in island terms, the rarest sighting of the day; this being the second record in 15 years. Two Great Skuas, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, a Little Gull and two Sabine's Gulls were seen among the gull flocks off the island during the day, whilst other birds at sea included 39 Wigeons, nine Common Scoters and a Red-breasted Merganser. The first Woodock and Jack Snipe of the autumn were seen in the wetlands, the Barn Owl was seen by Ty Pellaf and four Short-eared Owls were scatterd along the mountainside. The most noteworthy passerines seen included two Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, a White Wagtail, two Ring Ouzels, a Fieldfare, seven Song Thrushes, 16 Redwings, two Coal Tits at Nant (first of the year), a Great Tit at Cristin, two Bramblings and four Crossbills. Four Merlins, four Kestrels, two Sparrowhawks and a Buzzard were also present.

 Coal Tit
 Little Grebe
A Large Wainscot (above) was trapped at Ty Pellaf, whilst two Rusty Dot Pearls and a Rush Veneer were seen during the day.

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