Monday, 27 October 2014

New birds in today were headlined by two Black Redstarts, one at the Lighthouse and the other at Ty Nessaf. A new male Merlin was found dashing around Nant in the evening.

Today was mostly about waders though with 44 Oystercatchers, one Whimbrel, one Lapwing, one Purple Sandpiper, one Jack Snipe, 38 Curlews, nine Redshanks, and 27 Turnstones recorded on The Narrows. High numbers of Rock Pipits are still mingling with the waders, 61 were recorded feeding on all the seaweed swept up by the recent storms. The ever present Hooded Crow could still be found lurking 'down south' as well.

A decent number of gulls fed in Bardsey waters today including four adult Mediterranean 

Gulls, 188 Black-headed Gulls, six Common Gulls, and 76 Herring Gulls. Away from the coast one Skylark frequented the Lowlands, two Redwings were in the Plantation, with four Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs, nine Goldcrests, 37 Starlings, 34 Chaffinches and seven Linnets also noted.


Rock Pipit

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