Saturday, 21 July 2012

Despite the settled and glorious weather, it was fairly quiet on the island bird-wise. Passerine-migrants continued to increase in number, with three new Sedge Warblers amongst the gorse on the south end, and ten Willow Warblers in the withies and at Nant. 17 Swifts and a Sand Martin flew overhead, and the single Knot from yesterday remained in Solfach with two Common Sandpipers.

 All but one of the 14 Shelduck chicks have fledged, and are now exploring the island by wing

1 comment:

  1. Presumably the flightless shelduck is 'wingy' the juv with the broken wing that was attacked by herring gulls. Good to see the two others that were rescued have now taken to the air! Poor wingy may never make it.