Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Rather windy conditions from the north-west means just one thing.... sea passage. Though not as large as expected a decent tally of two Pomarine Skuas, six Arctic Skuas, six Great Skuas, 16 Mediterranean Gulls, one Little Gull, 734 Black-headed Gulls, 78 Common Gulls, 1695 Kittiwakes, 911 Razorbills, five Manx Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 257 Gannets, five Wigeons, and 24 Common Scoters were seen whilst seawatching.

Inland a male Ring Ouzel spent the day at Cristin with the lingering Pied Flycatcher seen again at Nant. Also recorded around the island were three Teals, four Sparrowhawks, one Kestrel, one Merlin, 33 Oystercatchers, four Snipes, 60 Curlews, ten Redshanks, 16 Turnstones, one Great Spotted Woodpecker, nine Skylarks, nine Swallows, five House Martins, 117 Meadow Pipits, three Wheatears, three Song Thrushes, four Redwings, one Garden Warbler, 12 Blackcaps, 20 Chiffchaffs, 39 Goldcrests, six Coal Tits, one Great Tit, four Rooks, one Hooded Crow, six Siskins, 27 Goldfinches, four Lesser Redpolls, and one Reed Bunting.

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