Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Despite the glorious weather and very low winds, there were relatively few common migrants around the island. Indeed, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler counts for the last few days have not exceeded five. The Wryneck was seen in the early hours around Cristin, whilst a passage of Swallows and Meadow Pipits overhead amounted to 107 and 86 respectively. Another good count of Grey Wagtails was made, with 10 seen overhead in the morning, and 28 White Wagtails around The Narrows was another respectable figure.

This adult female White Wagtail was trapped in Ty Pellaf Reed Bed during an evening mist netting session at the wagtail roost. The bird was carrying four colour rings and a BTO ring, which could be used to promptly track down the origins of this bird. It turns out that this individual was ringed on the 16th of September 2012 in Slapton Marshes, Devon. Last year, this same bird was re-sighted in North-west Iceland, on the 30th of July 2013!

The re-sighting location of this White Wagtail last year

1 comment:

  1. Excellent news with the White Wagtail, amazing how far it had traveled.