Sunday, 18 December 2011

16th to 18th December

The 16th was a breezy and chilly day with occasional hail storms and very few birds on the island. The highlights of the day included two Common Scoters flying past the Narrows in the morning, a Redwing and a Song Thrush in the Withies and at Nant respectively, and a Merlin in Traeth Ffynnon. The 17th saw clear skies and a strong North-westerly wind, and was a much better day bird-wise. A brief seawatch from the North hide in the morning saw three Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers, a Grey Plover and four small distant waders most likely to be Dunlin passing by. Three Teals were seen in Henllwyn in the afternoon, 21 Common Gulls were in a feeding flock off the Narrows and a Skylark was seen in the North-west fields. Fewer birds were seen on the 18th, with the most noteworthy species including a single Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver passing by with 28 Common Gulls, two Snipe in the wetlands and 90 Starlings over the North end. 

 Good numbers of Common Gull have been seen out at sea in the last few day
the usual flock of 15 Mallards were in Solfach on the 18th

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