Saturday, 5 March 2016

Still no signs of the first Wheatears on Bardsey but they must be due in the next week as they pop up throughout the country. The Whimbrel was again in Henllwyn along with 30 Curlews, 68 Oystercatchers, 13 Turnstones, just three Redshanks today, the Shelduck pair, four Mallards, four Choughs, six Carrion CrowsShag, Cormorant, three Rock Pipits and 52 Grey Seals, with an additional 31 seen around the south end. 

The south end pair of Choughs busy on Solfach picking through the sand together was a nice sign of hopefully a good breeding season to come for this fantastic and characterful species. Just incase you happen upon them whilst visiting the island their combinations are listed below!

Right leg:        Left Leg:
BTO                 GREEN/GREEN

A trample through the Ty Pellaf wetlands was greeted by the familiar sound and sights of Common Snipe as they exploded from cover, quickly gained altitude and made headway with their erratic flight. Eight individuals were seen in total. Also in the wetlands were five Meadow Pipits, some of them displaying and parachuting, five Wrens and three Stonechats. 

Two of the five Ravens seen today, low over the mountain
Five Ravens tumbling and tussling together and a Common Buzzard were nice additions for the day late on.

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