Friday, 31 October 2014

There was only a small scattering of birds around the island today, with little movement overhead or out to sea (though most of the day was spent preparing for tonight's BBFO end-of-season party). Still, two Barred Warblers put in an appearance with one at Cristin and another at Plas Withy, potentially the sixth and seventh birds of the autumn. Though likely to be new birds, our recent run of records makes it difficult to confirm. Can other birds really be ruled out?

Elsewhere two Little Gulls were seen on the West Coast and the Great Spotted Woodpecker showed well in the Withies. A Shelduck flew by the island, two Lapwings were still loafing around The Narrows, a Purple Sandpiper was on Carreg Yr Honwy, and an adult Mediterranean Gull showed at the North End.

Other sightings around the island include three Song thrushes, five Redwings, eight Chiffchaffs, four Goldcrests, 441 Starlings, four Goldfinches, and nine Linnets

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