Sunday, 1 September 2013

A few noteworthy species on the island made it a respectable start to September, considering the complete absence of any interesting birds in the last few weeks.
A single Ruff flying South along the West side in the morning was new for the year, whilst a Whimbrel and a Little Gull also flew past out to sea.
Inland, a Tree Pipit, a Yellow Wagtail, three Grey Wagtails and 34 Meadow Pipits flew overhead during the morning. Other passerine-migrants around the island included a Song Thrush, two Whitethroats, 10 Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, two Goldcrests and a Spotted Flycatcher.

 Stonechats continue to move through in small numbers
 A Migrant Hawker flew around Cristin in the afternoon
 Silver Ys all over the island are also a sign of migrants moving

Moth-trapping today was highlighted by a Suspected, which was taken from the Cristin trap today. One moth trapped at Nant on 26 August 1996 is the only record of this species on Bardsey, and so it is likely to be a vagrant. Otherwise, an Anomalous was found along the track side, and the Nb Square Spot Dart was trapped near Carreg Reed Bed
 Feathered Ranunculus
Square Spot Dart

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