Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Being a fairly blustery day sea-watching was on the agenda. A morning’s scrutiny of sea passage amounted to 18 Fulmars, 73 Manx Shearwaters, 27 Gannets, one Common Scoter, 104 Kittiwakes, one Sandwich Tern, 95 Guillemots, 100 Razorbills, and 19 Puffins.
The stunning Merlin which has taken up residence on the South End in recent weeks.
Inland three Sparrowhawks, one Buzzard, one Merlin, one Snipe, one Whimbrel, seven Redshanks, 21 Turnstones, 29 Woodpigeons, five Swallows, one House Martin, three White Wagtails, seven Wheatears, four Blackcaps, 20 Chiffchaffs, 35 Willow Warblers, and five Goldcrests.
 Little Owl at Ty Pellaf

 Several White Wagtails were on Solfach

Whilst sea-watching from the South hide this delightful male Wheatear fed just in front (below). Closer inspection revealed the rings, and after a little correspondence, allowed us to find out it was ringed as a juvenile on 29/07/2015 by the Calf of Man Bird Observatory.

 Herring Gulls were passing the North End
and Shags were pushed close in by the strong winds

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