Sunday, 2 August 2015
Apologies for the lack of updates in the last few days, but it has been a busy weekend! The weather conditions have been very variable, although a brief lull before the next storm arrives resulted in a smart selection of migrants being recorded. There have been plenty of interesting sightings today: beginning with non-passerines, perhaps the oddest finding concerned two Teals in Henllwyn, the first for many months. Waders were well represented at high tide, with three Ringed Plovers, three Turnstones, four Whimbrels, 51 Curlews, five Redshanks. two Common Sandpipers and 19 Turnstones recorded. There was a good passage of seabirds in the late afternoon, comprising 3192 Manx Shearwaters, 36 Gannets, three Fulmars, 25 Common Scoters and four Sandwich Terns. Three Swifts flew overhead during the day, and a slightly lower total of warblers included one Sedge Warbler, two Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs and 10 Willow Warblers.