Monday, 21 September 2015

Autumn passage continued well on Bardsey with the first start of annual corvid movement being 21 Ravens circling the Mountain mid-morning. A brief highlight out to sea concerned a single Balearic Shearwater past the North End in the afternoon.

Two Shelducks were seen out to sea along with one Arctic Skua, two Black-headed Gulls, one Common Gull, 43 Herring Gulls, 601 Kittiwakes, and 330 Razorbills. A Water Rail ‘squealed’ from Cristin, one Lapwing put in short appearance at the North End, whilst one Whimbrel and 20 Turnstones were on The Narrows. A total of 15 Swallows flew overhead,  whilst assorted passerine migrants include 13 Wheatears, one Whitethroat, two Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, one Willow Warbler, 28 Goldcrests, ten Siskins, and two Lesser Redpolls.

A Comma discovered at Cristin is only the eighth record for Bardsey but the second this year, and, two Speckled Woods sunbathed at Nant.

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