Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Six Fulmars, 40 Kittiwakes, a Common Gull and several hundred Guillemots passed by at sea during the morning. Eight Purple Sandpipers were seen in Henllwyn, along with three Whimbrels, whilst a single Linnet flew over the wetlands.

 Three Whimbrels today was an increase on the two which have been present all winter. Interestingly, the new individual is the colour-ringed bird (ringed earlier last year on the island) that was present for most of the summer.
 Shag and Herring Gull
This Rock Pipit was first noticed on the island a year ago, due to its deformed upper mandible. In the spring the bird was thought to be a Scandinavian bird due to its prominent supercilium and pale ground colour with a peach wash to the throat. However, the bird has since been present almost all summer and autumn, and so is definitely not a littoralis
Antpitta Rock Pipit!

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