Friday, 24 August 2012

A day of gusty South-easterlies and drizzly rain saw few migrants on the island, and little passing by at sea. 10 Common Scoters, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, eight Black-headed Gulls, a Common Gull, four Sandwich Terns and 27 Dunlins were the most notable birds flying past out to sea, whilst two Snipe were flushed from the wetlands. A Reed Warbler remained in Ty-Pellaf Withy, six Sedge Warblers, a Grasshopper Warbler, three Goldcrests and a Spotted Flycatcher were seen in the island's gardens and withies.

This stunning female Sparrowhawk was trapped in one of the Heligoland traps at Cristin yesterday
This colour-ringed Sanderling was found on Solfach, although its origins will not be known for a while. The last colour-ringed bird on the island was one which had been ringed in Arctic Canada

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