Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Another productive day's birding saw the strong easterly winds continue, prompting the continued arrival and movement of migrants through the island. The two Yellow-browed Warblers were present around the observatory garden throughout the day, whilst two Firecrests remained secretive in the withies and Plantation respectively.
Visible migration during the day was dominated by Meadow Pipits, with over 150 recorded; over 75 'alba' Wagtails around the Narrows included 50 White Wagtails, whilst a Lapland Bunting and two Grey Wagtails also flew overhead. Two Whinchats and 14 Stonechats were seen from the North End to Pen Cristin.

A single Wigeon and three Teals were seen in Solfach in the morning, whilst waders seen during the day included a single Jack Snipe, 15 Turnstones, four Dunlins, a Knot and a Whimbrel.

This smart Jack Snipe was trapped in the wetlands yesterday evening. This takes the year's total to six birds, which is a new ringing record for Bardsey (most Jack Snipe ever ringed in a year)
 An unfortunate male Stonechat with a tick
 Meadow Pipit
Green-veined White

1 comment:

  1. HI Ben All great shots although I love the Jack Snipe in hand. Great many birds recorded.