Thursday, 3 March 2016
Along the mountainside, around Nant and the Observatory Garden was reasonably quiet today. The lingering Firecrest at Nant was again occupying the mountainside above the plantation where it seems to be favouring at the moment. A number of Linnets toured the northern end of the island and a scattering of the more expected commoner species, Moorhens, Robins, Wrens, Dunnocks, Blackbirds, a Blue Tit and Chaffinch, with Woodpigeons and Magpies were ever present. A pair of Little Owls gave fantastic views as they perched out on one of the stone walls along the lower mountain slopes, seemingly not bothered by the presence of the observers in the area of a known breeding pair.
On and around the narrows four Shelduck, four Mallards, 15 Curlews, five Redshanks and five Turnstones, 87 Oystercatchers, a small number of Gulls, a Cormorant and 73 Grey Seals.