Monday, 1 April 2013

Another appallingly quiet day saw hardly a single migrant on the island; a very poor start to April. A singles of White Wagtail and Grey Wagtail were recorded in the morning, whilst four Wheatears were present along the coast. A Collared Dove was new for the year, whilst two Song Thrushes, five Chiffchaffs and eight Goldcrests were also seen in the island's gardens. A Jack Snipe was flushed from the Ty Pellaf Wetlands, and a Whimbrel was present around the coast.

 Oystercatchers are still present in a single large flock around the Narrows; only a few have dispersed to their breeding sites
 Six Shelducks are present in Solfach on most days
A single male Wheatear continued to feed around Solfach and The Narrows
The top image is a good example of how pictures can not always be trusted as a true representative of a bird's features. The left and right hand birds in the top image look very much like Whimbrels, however, all three birds were in fact Curlews! (the lower image is of the same birds flying away) 

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