Friday, 9 December 2011

7th to 9th December

The 7th was an extremely quiet day, with very little to report: two Gannets flew South with a gale-force North-westerly wind, and two Whimbrels were with the Curlew flock. A couple of birds had arrived by the 8th, despite strong winds persisting from the West all day. A single Woodcock was seen on the mountain at dawn, and presumably the same bird was seen on the track at night; the first Ringed Plover for some time was seen in Henllwyn, a Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest at Nant were that of birds present in previous weeks, and a Redwing was seen in Traeth Ffynnon. A Fieldfare, two Song Thrushes and a Snipe were the only different species seen on the 9th, although two Common Scoters flew past at sea with two Gannets and a Fulmar. The usual Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were seen on virtually every day of this period, and a Merlin flew over Solfach on the 9th.

 Stonechat-at least three pairs have been present recently
 Rock Pipit

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