Friday, 1 January 2016

30th December
A cold, wet and rather windy day saw a limited selection of avian wildlife on offer- two Song Thrushes in the wetlands were the only passerines of note.

31st December
The last day of 2015 saw a good selection of birdlife to end what has been another superb season on Bardsey. The day got off to a good start with a Grey Phalarope flying south past the north hide in the morning, along with a Red-throated Diver, nine Common Scoters, a Gannet and seven Fulmars. There was a reasonable gathering of gulls around the Narrows, best of which was a smart adult Little Gull; other gulls included two Black-headed Gulls, two Common Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 93 Herring Gulls and 121 Kittiwakes. Inland, a Little Owl was heard calling at Nant, three Goldcrests were seen in the Plantation, and the usual Hooded Crow was present around the Narrows.

A parting image from 2015, of the aurora borealis on the northern horizon looking over Bardsey mountain

Some stormy images - Herring gull (top) and Kittiwakes (lower two)

Dogfish washed up Solfach

More Goose Barnacles have been washing up on floatsom

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