Friday, 27 March 2015
On the whole, the 27th was a pleasant day, with a definite feel of 'the calm before the storm' in the air. A warmer southerly wind was coupled with clear skies for most of the day. The numbers of migrants on the island, however, remained relatively low: 99 Meadow Pipits were seen during the day, although a single flock of 48 are likely to be the only true migrants; four Scandinavian Rock Pipits were amongst the nominate petrosus in Solfach; a Song Thrush was present in the Ty Pellaf Wetlands; just nine Chiffchaffs and 14 Goldcrests were seen in the vegetated areas; and the male House Sparrow and a Lesser Redpoll flew overhead. Singles of Merlin and Jack Snipe were also recorded.
A selection of images of Scandinavian Rock Pipits in Solfach from the last two weeks. After a large drop off in numbers, there seems to be something of an increase at the moment, with four today
A couple of nominate breeding Rock Pipits