Thursday, 27 September 2012

Another good day with a decent scattering of scarcities saw a few new arrivals on the island. A Firecrest, four Lapland Buntings, two Treecreepers, a Brambling and two Tree Pipits were the highlights of the morning. Five Wigeons and two Teals flew around Henllwyn briefly in the morning, whilst two Mediterranean Gulls and two Little Gulls flew past the narrows.

There were good numbers of common migrants present on the island again, with a noticeable increase in the number of Meadow Pipits around, with over 200 seen. 32 Pied, six White and four Grey Wagtails were recorded, along with two Skylarks on Pencristin; a Song Thrush and the Greater-spotted Woodpecker were at Nant. Warbler numbers had decreased somewhat, with around 36 Goldcrests being the day's highest figure. A Grasshopper Warbler was seen in the same field that produced the bunting yesterday, and another locustella warbler which looked smaller and darker was unfortunately not relocated.

 Two Kestrels have been hunting along the mountainside at the moment- the above bird only managed to catch a beetle in 15 minutes of hunting
 Good numbers of Goldcrests have been present in the last few days

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