Thursday, 26 September 2013

It was a slightly quieter day bird-wise, although there were still plenty of migrants passing through the island. The Siberian Stonechat was still present in the Ty-Pellaf Fields throughout the day, occasionally feeding alongside Stonechats and a single Whinchat.

There was no sign of the Wryneck at Nant, although two Treecreepers were seen amongst the Goldcrests in the Plantation. One of the largest movements of the day involved Swallows: from midday to just after 1300 a total of 2045 Swallows headed East up Nant Valley. Surprisingly, only 26 House Martins were amongst this movement.

In the morning, the first Jack Snipe of the Autumn was flushed from the West Side, and in the afternoon a second bird was also seen in the Ty Pellaf Wetlands.

Other totals of passerine migrants amounted to: two Grasshopper Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, two Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, two Blackcaps, 57 Chiffchaffs, 11 Spotted Flycatchers and a Pied Flycatcher.

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