Tuesday, 11 December 2012

10th to 11th December

The 10th was a decent day bird-wise, the highlights of which was a Snow Bunting over the west side, a Long-eared Owl near Ty-Pellaf and a Firecrest at Nant. Thrush numbers were on the increase, with 24 Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfares, 18 Song Thrushes, a Redwing and a Mistle Thrush recorded. The 11th was similar weather-wise, although there were not as many birds around. Two Teals were seen in Henllwyn, a Common Scoter flew past at sea, three Snipe were flushed from the wetlands and the Redwing count increased to 14.

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The unfortunate Long-eared Owl had sustained major damage to the humerus on its right wing, and thus was immobile
 The number of thrushes around such as this Redwing are gradually increasing with the period of colder weather
 The Firecrest continues to feed with the Goldcrests in the Plantation
Song Thrush

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