Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A delightful male Bullfinch was discovered in the nets at Cristin this morning, another record in a great year for this species on Bardsey, and continuing this autumn's brilliant Finch passage (see images below of some of the finches trapped today)..
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A fine young male Bullfinch
A Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Black Redstarts were also seen at Cristin whilst a Firecrest remained at Nant as did a solitary Long-tailed Tit at Carreg.
One of the two young male Black Redstarts at the Obs.

At high tide 42 Oystercatcherstwo Whimbrels, 40 Curlews, and five Redshanks were roosting on The Narrows whilst other waders recorded today include one Golden Plover, two Snipes, and four Woodcocks.

Also seen across the island today were one Sparrowhawk, one Kestrel, one Buzzard, one Merlin, three Water Rails, 71 Skylarks, three Grey Wagtails, three Pied Wagtails, 31 Blackbirds, three Fieldfares, ten Song Thrushes, 67 Redwings, two Mistle Thrushes, five Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, 31 Goldcrests, two Coal Tits, 163 Jackdaws, six Rooks, 52 Carrion Crows, nine Ravens, 1500 Starlings, 111 Chaffinches, 12 Bramblings, 16 Greenfinches, 22 Siskins, 28 Goldfinches, 124 Linnets, three Lesser Redpolls, and seven Reed Buntings plus out at sea 219 Black-headed Gulls, four Common Gulls, 38 Herring Gulls, and two Common Scoters flew by.
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Lesser Redpoll
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another nice Brambling
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female Goldfinch
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male Siskin
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Male Chaffinch

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