Thursday, 16 August 2012

Another very windy day did, however, see the continued arrival of migrants on the island. The most notable of these arrivals was 13 Pied Flycatchers scattered around, with two Spotted Flycatchers and 30 Willow Warblers also on the island. Out to sea, the first Balearic Shearwater of the year flew past along with many Manx Shearwaters and Gannets, whilst a Petrel sp. was seen briefly in Solfach in the afternoon, before two Great Black-backed Gulls ate it.

On the non-avian front, two Risso's Dolphins were seen out at sea.

Gannets flew past in the high seas
 Along with the usual Curlew flock (above) of around 60 birds, a couple of Knots, three Sanderlings and three Whimbrels were seen at high tide
 Pied Flycatcher
Juvenile Sparrowhawk

1 comment:

  1. Just been watching Wild Wales which was featuring Bardsey Island - watching it made me very proud to live here