Monday, 11 May 2015

Despite the somewhat breezy conditions, there was a good arrival of common migrants on the island, with good movements of passerines over land logged during the day. Warbler numbers remained more or less the same as in the last few days, with 30 Sedge Warblers (the highest count so far this year), one Reed Warbler, 14 Whitethroats, eight Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, eight Willow Warblers and one Goldcrest recorded, along with 20 Spotted Flycatchers. Hirundine movements were once again quite pronounced, with a single Sand Martin, 151 Swallows and nine House Martins recorded, along with the year's highest day count of Swifts, with 31 seen. The first few Painted Ladies of the year were also seen around the coast.

Little Owls continue to show every now and then around their territories, with a pair on Pen Cristin, a pair above Plas and another near the Plantation

This Collared Dove spent the day at Cristin

A count of 30 Sedge Warblers represented the highest day count so far this year

Spotted Flycatcher

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