Wednesday, 1 July 2015
July started with an enjoyable day in the field. Not even the brief rain showers could stop two Great Spotted Woodpeckers from being found first thing. The pair proceeded to tour the island taking in Traeth Ffennon, Nant, Ty Pellaf, The Withies, and Cristin on route.
The first Grey Wagtail of the autumn was found on the South End along with 27 Curlews, one Whimbrel, two Redshanks, and a Lapwing. West Coast passage was again evident with 17 Gannets, 25 Black-headed Gulls, and 35 Common Scoters heading south. Feeding in the Lowlands were 130 Starlings, whilst one Collared Dove, 21 Swifts, one Siskin, and three Grey Herons were also noted. A high count off 88 Puffins was made on the East Side in the afternoon from our ever increasing breeding colony.
Last but not least, the first Six-spot Burnet Moth took wing today in the Lowlands and a family party of Harbour Porpoise gave close views at the North End.