Sunday, 13 March 2016
An arrival of 82 Goldcrests was the main talking point of the day with over 40 of these at Nant. Singles of Chiffchaff were present at Nant and Cristin but there was no further sign of any Wheatear. A big increase in Blackbirds resulted in 34 logged during the day alongside one Fieldfare, five Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, five Jackdaws, 81 Starlings, one Greenfinch, and one Reed Bunting. A brace of Common Scoters were seen passing at sea, one Water Rail squealed at Nant, 20 Turnstones fed in Henllwyn; with overhead passage totalling two Skylarks, 380 Meadow Pipits, one Grey Wagtail, and 19 Pied Wagtails. The first Siskin, and four Goldfinches of the year were recorded at Cristin, as well as the first Small Tortoiseshell.