Wednesday, 23 September 2015
A lovely calm morning on Bardsey allowed a reasonable movement of ‘visible migration’ to occur including 21 Swallows, one House Martin, 196 Meadow Pipits, one ‘Flava’ Wagtail, seven Grey Wagtails, 36 Pied Wagtails, five Siskins, 12 Lesser Redpolls, and three Skylarks.
Merlin hunting passerines over the arable fields
as were several Sparrowhawks
The first Merlin of the autumn chased pipits and finches around the island, whilst little sea passage amounted to two Fulmars, one Common Scoter, three Black-headed Gulls, and 86 Razorbills. A single Water Rail was recorded along with one Snipe, nine Wheatears, one Song Thrush, one Whitethroat, one Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaffs, 38 Goldcrests, and one Speckled Wood at Nant.
Looking south at dawn