Thursday, 8 March 2012

6th to 8th March

The 6th started off with very calm South-easterly winds and clear skies; this quickly disintergrated into strong winds and overcast skies. Four Knots and a Dunlin were new waders around the Narrows at high tide; two Buzzards drifted over the mountain and a small passage of finches saw single of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Siskin flying overhead. A flock of 450 Herring Gulls gathered in Solfach at high tide on the 7th, along with two Common Gulls in the surf, and two Ringed Plovers on the beach. The most noteworthy sightings of the 8th was a single Greenfinch and Siskin over Ty Pellaf, two Ringed Plovers in Solfach and two singing male Skylarks on the West Side.

 Dunlin (above) and Turnstones (lower)
 Goldcrest-numbers were a little lower than last week, with around three individuals seen each day
Pied Wagtail-numbers were, however, the highest so far this year, with 12 birds seen on the 7th

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