Monday, 25 April 2016

The wind picked up markedly overnight from the North-west meaning the day was a little on the chilly side. Attempts at sea-watching discovered the first Great Northern Diver for a few weeks and also eight Fulmars, 137 Manx Shearwaters, and three Common Scoters.

The Narrows at high tide was productive highlighted by the loitering Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Purple Sandpipers, four Ringed Plovers, three Dunlins, one Curlew, one Redshank, and 13 Turnstones with a new Snipe flushed from the Lowlands. Elsewhere the female Ring Ouzel was still to be found in Traeth Ffynnon whilst six Swallows, seven House Martins, 13 Wheatears, two Whitethroats, 11 Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, 34 Willow Warblers, six Goldcrests, and 26 Goldfinches were recorded.

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