Monday, 8 April 2013

A small number of migrants remained around the island, although there did not seem to be a great deal of new arrivals. Two Wheatears and a White Wagtail were seen around the Narrows in the morning, and a total of 23 Chiffchaffs, one Willow Warbler, 15 Goldcrests and a single Blackcaps were recorded in the island's gardens. The Hooded Crow remained in the North-west Fields, a Merlin was seen high above Nant and the female Kestrel was again present near Ty Pellaf. One Jack Snipe was flushed from the Ty-Pellaf Wetlands, but attempts to catch it drew a blank; a Water Rail was seen in the unusual location of Nant Withy.

 Herring Gulls (top) and Great Black-backed Gulls fed in the high seas near Solfach  in the morning
 A single White Wagtail remained in Solfach
 The female Kestrel remained at Ty Pellaf for some of the morning, giving some rather nice views. This may, however, indicate that the bird is not in the best of conditions
A scattering of Chiffchaffs included 16 in the Plantation

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