Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2nd of July

It was a bit of a grim day with a biting South-westerly wind and rain for most of the day. Singles of Common Sandpiper and Turnstone were new in Solfach, whilst 14 Whimbrels were seen in Traeth Ffynnon. Thousands of Manx Shearwaters passed by in a steady stream throughout the day, and seven Curlews were noted flying South too.

Manx Shearwaters passed the coast in flocks of over a hundred today, with figures amounting to well over 6,000 by the end of the day
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Several Manx Shearwater chicks have been discovered in some of the burrows above Cristin. These tiny chicks are incredibly early compared to the usual hatching dates on the island. Please check out the 'Adopt a Manxy' tab at the top of the blog page for info on how you can adopt one of our Manx Shearwaters 
(c) Steve Stansfield
At the other end of the island, Puffins have made a late but very strong appearance, with several counts of almost 70 individuals being above average for Bardsey
Guillemots including a 'Bridled'
This Poplar Hawkmoth was trapped overnight near Carreg Reed Bed

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