Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Despite the gale-force easterlies that buffeted the island throughout the day, coupled with a morning of torrential rain, some quite nice birds were found. The highlights of the day were two Cuckoos at Nant, two Common Redstarts (one male at Nant and a female in Solfach), a Ring Ouzel on the South end, the first Pied Flycatcher of the year near Plas and a Grasshopper Warbler in Cristin Withy. A Sparrowhawk continued to hunt around the island, whilst 29 Whimbrels, two DunlinsBar-tailed Godwit, four Common Sandpipers and a Turnstone were around the Narrows. The most notable sightings of a seawatching session at the North end included a Red-throated Diver, eight Common Scoters, three Black-headed Gulls, three Common Gulls and two Sandwich Terns.

 The Pied Flycatcher above Plas bore a ring, although its origins were not discovered since the bird was not trapped.

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