Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A rather pleasant and calm morning were the prefect conditions for the onset of visible migration over Bardsey. Passing overhead today were two Skylarks, 347 Swallows, 11 House Martins, 163 Meadow Pipits, one flava Wagtail, 14 Grey Wagtails, eight Pied Wagtails, and 11 White Wagtails.

The lack of wind meant sea passage wasn’t as pronounced as usual though a total of 101 Gannets, 20 Shags, seven Common Scoters, two Black-headed Gulls, 596 Kittiwakes, and 48 Razorbills were recorded. Also present one the island were one Buzzard, one Kestrel, one Grey Heron, one Ringed Plover, eight Redshanks, 25 Turnstones, 35 Robins, one Whinchat, 11 Wheatears, one Sedge Warbler, one Whitethroat, five Blackcaps, 24 Chiffchaffs, one Willow Warbler, 49 Goldcrests, one Spotted Flycatcher, and one Siskin.
 Chiffchaff (c) Steve Stansfield
Chough (c) Steve Stansfield

Also of note was a male Common Darter was seen at Pwll Cain.

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