Saturday, 14 April 2012

It was a slightly more eventful day bird-wise today, with a juvenile Glaucous Gull east off the South end the most noteworthy bird of the day. The first Grasshopper Warbler of the year was heard reeling in Nant Withy in the early morning, followed by another bird in the greenlane later on in the day; the first visual sighting of a Sedge Warbler also occurred. 41 Blackcaps was the highest total of the year so far, although the numbers of other warblers was still disappointingly low, and only two House Martins and 18 Swallows moved through. A slight increase in the number of Wheatears saw 25 individuals scattered around, and a single Collared Dove was present at the North end.

 Sedge Warbler
A larger, more orange Wheatear near Cafn (top) was probably the first greenland-race bird of the year

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