Monday, 3 November 2014

Brief sea watches in between rain showers didn't produce massive numbers of birds however it did provide a few nice sightings. Another Goldeneye, a female/immature, was spotted moving off the west coast making up only the 28th record for the island since records began here and the second sighting of this species this season. Two Brent Geese (pale bellied), One Red-throated Diver, Two Wiegon, a single Teal, three Common Scoter, four Mediterranean Gulls, two Common Gulls, 184 Razorbills and 245 Kittiwakes were also spotted off the coasts today.

Bird numbers on the island today were a bit thin on the ground but the most notable birds today were a Woodcock flushed from the observatory garden was the third record of the autumn, Ten Skylarks, Two Song Thrushes, a single flock of 44 Greenfinches moving through, 415 Starlings, One Reed Bunting, 13 Chiffchafs including one possible Tristis type bird in one of the withy beds and a lingering Whitethroat again made an appearance. The Whitethroat is only one day off equalling the latest departure date for this species on Bardsey, which was held by a bird in 1982 which departed on 4th November.

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  1. It will be interesting if the Whitethroat beats the last record.

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