Friday, 19 December 2014
The 18th was a wholly uneventful day, with overcast skies accompanied by light drizzle and strong winds. A dark-bellied Brent Goose flew past the North End mid-morning, although this was by far the highlight of the day. The 19th was a reasonable day, with fresh winds from the North-west and clear skies encouraging a small movement of seabirds out to sea: a Great Skua passing the West Side in the late afternoon was a bit of a surprise, being Bardsey's latest ever record by 14 days. One Fulmar, three Gannets, 83 Kittiwakes, 124 Guillemots and seven Razorbills were also seen out to sea. A good gathering of 16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls was noted amongst the usual 58 Oystercatchers and 56 Curlews in Henllwyn, whilst a single Chiffchaff tried to find shelter in Ty Pellaf garden.