Saturday, 12 May 2012

A productive seawatching session late in the afternoon saw two Pomarine Skuas, a Great Skua and at least one Arctic Skua harassing the Kittiwakes and Manx Shearwaters off the South end. In other news, a Short-eared Owl flew along the West Side, a Whinchat was seen near Plas Withy a Hooded Crow flew over Nant and 400 Swallows, eight Sand Martins, 18 House Martins and three Swifts represented a steady trickle of birds that moved through all day. Four Spotted Flycatchers were also seen in the gardens, and a Buzzard drifted overhead.

Five of the seven pairs of Stonechats are now rearing chicks, in comparison to the three pairs of last year
Some more interesting Redpolls have also been seen recently. All show quite sizeable white wing bars, black and white tramlines and a generally pale and frosty look to them. What they are and where they have come from, however, is uncertain to say the least

1 comment:

  1. Great set of shots. That male Stonechat is top class.