Monday, 29 April 2013

A very pleasant day was still rather quiet on the bird front. A total of 67 Wheatears were scattered around the coast in the morning, whilst hirundine movement overhead comprised of a Sand Martin, 71 Swallows and 11 House Martins. A single Grasshopper Warbler was seen in Cristin Withy, and four Whitethroats, 11 Blackcaps and 37 Willow Warblers were recorded elsewhere.

 Two Whitethroats at Nant included this singing male
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A smart female Greenland-race Wheatear was trapped in Henllwyn during the night (c) Steve Stansfield
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Two Whimbrels were also dazzled in Solfach during the night. Each was ringed with the usual BTO ring, as well as two colour-rings on the left leg and another above the metal ring on the right leg. Last year, a Whimbrel was ringed at the beginning of May with a set of colour rings, and was then seen throughout the summer and was also found to be one of the overwintering birds present during the winter months 
(c) Steve Stansfield
 A few Swallows have started prospecting for nest sites around the island's buildings 

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