Friday, 29 November 2013

The 28th saw the return of Steve, Emma and Connor onto the island for a few weeks, and this arrival seemed to stimulate a few noteworthy species to turn up. A Snow Bunting flying and calling over Cristin mid-morning was amazingly the first record of this year. Other noteworthy passerines included the Water Pipit on Solfach, a Reed Bunting over Ty Pellaf, a Chiffchaff at Cristin, and seven Redwings in the withies. A Jack Snipe was flushed from the wetlands, along with four Snipe.
The weather on the 29th took a turn for the worse, with gale-force north-westerlies bringing the temperatures back down, and keeping any passerines well hidden away. There was a small movement of Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets and Kittiwakes out to sea, with a Red-breasted Merganser and Mediterranean Gulls flying past with them.

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