Monday, 6 August 2012

An excellent day kicked off well when the year's second Melodious Warbler was discovered in Ty-Pellaf Withy. A couple of hours later the bird finally found its way into the mist nets, and was duly ringed. Around 167 Willow Warblers passed through during the day, whilst a scattering of scarcer migrants comprised of a Greater-spotted Woodpecker, a Tree Pipit, a Whinchat and two Spotted Flycatchers. Overhead, a couple of Sand Martins passed through, a Buzzard circled above the mountain and a Sparrowhawk hunted prey.

The island continues its amazing run of (mainly) autumn hippolais warblers, with a total of 11 Melodious and 10 Icterine Warblers seen between 2009 and the beginning of this year

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