Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Despite the very strong and gusty easterly winds and rain, there were still some migrants scattered around. A Tree Pipit, 32 Willow Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher and five Pied Flycatchers were seen in the gardens and withies, whilst nine Swifts arrived from the sea. Two Knots, three Sanderlings, a Snipe, and 15 Ringed Plovers were present in Solfach at high tide, whilst a Great Skua and a Common Tern were seen out at sea and two Golden Plovers flew over.

 Juvenile Dunlin (top) and Ringed Plover (bottom)
The Kittiwake flock has reached 370 in some days recently, and they preside mostly on the rocks near Solfach and on Carreg Yr Honwy
This lovely Marbled Green, a Marbled Beauty and the first Copper Underwing for the island were trapped at Nant

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