Tuesday, 14 August 2012

On one of the best day's of autumn passage so far, a few scarcities made their way to the island. A Hobby was seen hawking on insects over Nant in the early afternoon, and was soon followed by a Wood Warbler which was seen briefly in Cristin garden, before it presumably moved on with the flocks of Willow Warblers. Last but not least, a Wryneck was seen briefly twice near Carreg Bach, although as is typical behaviour of this species, it did not show itself again. More common migrants were in real evidence on the island throughout the day, with flocks of 20 or more Willow Warblers seen moving along the mountainside; the total of this species amounted to at least 180, whilst a Sedge Warbler and Spotted Flycacther were also amongst them.

 The ratio of adult to juvenile Willow Warblers on the island today was around half half
The third Dark Spectacle for the island was trapped at Nant

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