Tuesday, 6 December 2011

4th to 6th December

The 4th was a rather quiet day with increasingly strong North-westerly winds bringing temperatures down a notch. A Great Northern Diver, four Common Scoters and a Teal were seen out to sea during the day, whilst in the afternoon the juvenile Sabine’s Gull made a brief appearance around the Donogoch Fields. Three Fieldfares and a Redwing were also seen in the Donogoch Fields in the afternoon, and were still present on the 5th. The only other noteworthy species seen on the 5th were three Whimbrels in Henllwyn, two Chiffchaffs at Cristin and Cristin Withy and a Snipe in the wetlands. A Goldfinch at Ty Pellaf on the 6th was a new arrival, whilst a Song Thrush was seen in the Ty Nesaf pines. The usual Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were seen on the latter two days of this period.

A few of the commoner species seen in the last few days: Fieldfare (top), Purple Sandpipers (middle two) and Starling (bottom)

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