Friday, 25 March 2016

Conditions improved markedly on yesterday, though the wind was still strong enough to keep most migrants to the ground and white caps on the sea. However a few new species were discovered, namely a single House Martin flying over the Mountain in the afternoon, and two White Wagtails, one on The Narrows and the other on the West Coast.

The rough weather produced good counts of 14 Redshanks, 14 Turnstones, and 257 Herring Gulls around The Narrows and South End, whilst three Common Scoters and one Puffin were seen at sea. Other birds of note today include two Buzzards, three Snipes, 112 Meadow Pipits, 23 Pied Wagtails, five Wheatears, one Song Thrush, one Blackcap, seven Chiffchaffs, 16 Goldcrests, and one Siskin. Light corvid passage consisted of one Jackdaw, one Rook, 30 Carrion Crows, and five Ravens.
What remains of a washed up young Green Turtle found in Henllwyn last week. Only the third record for Wales!

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