Wednesday, 27 February 2013

26th to 27th February

Although calm and sunny weather presided throughout both days, no new migrants arrived on the island. The Highlights of the 26th included a Jack Snipe in the wetlands, the Firecrest at Nant and four Song Thrushes around the gardens. Another Jack Snipe was found on the 27th, this time in a small patch of rushes at the North end, whilst five Snipe were seen in the pond next to the Lighthouse. Three Whimbrels were also present around the Narrows on the 27th; the Firecrest remained in the Plantation and a Little Owl was heard on Pen Cristin.

 Meadow Pipit numbers are gradually increasing; mid-March last year saw large flocks amounting to 700 birds. At the moment, around 40 individuals are scattered around the mountain
 A single Skylark was seen at the North end on the 27th
Three Jack Snipe have been seen in the last three days, after almost two months of absence from the island.

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