Friday, 23 March 2012

Three Willow Warblers in the withies and at Nant, a lovely male Ring Ouzel above Cristin, a House Sparrow at Ty Pellaf and a Stock Dove over Plas were the highlights of another superb day of clear skies and light southerlies. Three Blackcaps, 53 Chiffchaffs and 39 Goldcrests were scattered throughout, whilst 198 Meadow Pipits and three Wheatears were around the coast and a single male Reed Bunting continued to sing in Ty Pellaf Reed bed. A slight passage of finches overhead saw a Greenfinch, 9 Siskins, 2 Goldfinches and four Lesser Redpolls, whilst other notable sightings included a Red-throated Diver off the North end and four Jackdaws over the South End.

 Wheatears continue to pass through in very small numbers
 Willow Warbler-first of the year
Ring Ouzel
The moth traps continue to yield small numbers of moths, although the catches are lacking slightly in diversity-Common Quakers (above) seem to be the most numerous at the moment

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