Monday, 21 January 2013

After almost a week of dark skies, the sun finally burst through the cloud and warmed the island up today; on the down side there was a noticeable decrease in the number of thrushes around. In the morning, 33 Common Scoters flew passed the Narrows in small flocks, a Red-throated Diver was feeding off the west side and three Ringed Plovers were present in Henllwyn.
Inland, around 280 Redwings were present, along with 55 Song Thrushes and 12 Fieldfares, whilst the Firecrest remained in the Plantation. Two Woodcocks and three Snipe were also recorded.

 The feeding flock of Choughs stands at around 20 birds on Solfach at the moment. Many of the birds present in December's large flock of up to 50 have disappeared from the island now
 Three Skylarks continued to feed on the Narrows
Five Shelducks are present around the Narrows at the moment- this pair were being stalked by one of the young, inquisitive Grey Seals 
Song Thrushes

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