Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The year's first Blackcap in Cristin garden was perhaps the highlight of a somewhat colder and breezier day, whilst other passerine migrants comprised two Skylarks, 164 Meadow Pipits, three Scandinavian Rock Pipits, one Grey Wagtail, a Black Redstart and a House Sparrow. Out to sea, three Manx Shearwaters, nine Gannets, four Common Scoters, 35 Guillemots and 16 Razorbills were recorded, with singles of Merlin, Buzzard, Water Rail, Jack Snipe and Whimbrel also present.
There seem to be three pairs of Little Owls around the island this year, with one above Ty Pellaf on Pen Cristin, another above Plas and another at the North End. The Plas pair have been showing quite well on occasion
A small flock of Starlings have been present on the island for the last few days
Its looking like a great year for Stonechats on the island, with many more pairs having arrived in the recent influx of migrants- there are now around ten pairs present, scattered from the South End to Nant in a mixture of habitats
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