Monday, 1 February 2016

Although plenty of areas were covered today, including the west side of the mountain, Cristin (the observatory garden), Ty Pellaf (the farm), lowlands and withies, very few birds aside from a couple of Blackbirds, Robins, Wrens, Chaffinches and Moorhens were seen.

A highlight came towards the end of the day in the form of the local Choughs as a flock noisily gliding close by, down the side of the mountain and into the lowlands.

Interestingly, however some tracks were discovered in the muddy perimeter of the ponds in the centre of the island. Tiny webbed tracks of a Teal, measuring only 45mm or so. No Teal have been seen during the days cencuses yet but it is evident that a number of ducks seem to be favouring the ponds and pools at night.

The miniscule tracks of a Teal, characteristic trait of slightly inward pointing prints of most wildfowl

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