Saturday, 21 December 2013

The stormy conditions continued during the 20th and 21st, with thunder and lightning accompanying the rain storms on the latter of these days. Most birds were keeping a low profile, although waders were present in good numbers on both days. A Whimbrel continued to fly around with the flock of 55 Curlews, whilst 12 Purple Sandpipers braved the wave-battered rocks of Henllwyn. A small passage of Kittiwakes on the 21st saw 178 individuals passing the Narrows, and a first-winter Little Gull was also seen amongst them. One Red-throated Diver, and well over 1500 Auks also flew South.

 Purple Sandpipers sheltering in Henllwyn
 Guillemots flying south over the impressive waves

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