Sunday, 17 February 2013

16th to 17th February

A lovely two days saw the continuation of the glorious weather, and also saw the arrival of a few birds, albeit common ones. On the 16th, two Fieldfares and a Skylark were seen on the west side, and the Firecrest was present at Nant. A pair of Pied Wagtails arrived to join the lone male which has been present all winter, a Merlin flew over the Narrows and a pair of Ringed Plovers was seen in Solfach. The 17th was a little quieter: ten Common Scoters flew past the North end in the morning, two Goldcrests had arrived into Cristin garden, and a flock of over 40 Meadow Pipits was the year’s highest total yet.

 Ringed Plover
This pair of Pied Wagtails joined the lone male that has been present in Solfach all winter
 Plenty of Fulmars are prospecting for nest sites on the east side at the moment

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