Sunday, 7 April 2013

With light Southerly winds, a trickle of migrants passed through the island throughout the day. Chiffchaffs were represented in their highest numbers so far this year, with 43 scattered in the island's gardens; the first two Willow Warblers of the year were also amongst them, along with three Blackcaps and 30 Goldcrests. Five Redwings, a Song Thrush and a Fieldfare were present in the vegetated areas, whilst a decent number of migrant Meadow Pipits around the coast saw 147 birds present. Only seven Wheatears were seen. In other news, two Hooded Crows were seen in the North-West fields, along with 38 Carrion Crows and nine Jackdaws. Raptors were represented by a Kestrel and two Buzzards .

This beautiful female Kestrel was seen feeding around Ty Pellaf in the late afternoon
 This smart Willow Warbler was seen feeding in some gorse bushes near Plas mid-morning; two more birds were heard singing at Nant and Cristin
 Chiffchaffs were present in their highest numbers so far this year
 A single White Wagtail was seen feeding in Solfach in the afternoon
 85 Meadow Pipits were scattered around the coast in loose flocks- a large increase from previous days
A good number of 30 Goldcrests passed through during the day

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