Thursday, 17 May 2012

It was another calm day with a scattering of common migrants and a steady passage of hirundines during the day. Two Swifts, 31 Sand Martins, 46 House Martins and 435 Swallows were seen throughout the day, whilst Goldcrests had arrived, and were amongst 14 Whitethroats, 15 Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs and 17 Spotted Flycatchers. On the wader front, four Turnstones, three Dunlins and a pair of Ringed Plovers were in Solfach at high tide, whilst 12 Whimbrels and a Curlew were seen on Pencristin.

 The pair of Turtle Doves continue to feed in the field at the North end
 Some 50 Redpolls flew over in the morning, although some were once again a little too pale to be Lessers. A smart male bird is pictured on the left above
The calm conditions finally coaxed out a few moths, with the first Common Carpet (top), Plum Tortrix (bottom) and Esperia sulphurella of the year seen

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