Friday, 22 April 2016
Today was very similar to recent days though slight cloud cover seemed keep the temperature nice and cool. It also seemed to encourage a decent movement of warblers again as two Grasshopper Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, 25 Blackcaps, 23 Chiffchaffs, 97 Willow Warblers, ten Goldcrests, and one Firecrest were logged. Yesterday’s Siberian Chiffchaff put in an appearance at Ty Pellaf Withy whilst perhaps the most interesting sightings of the day went to a rare spring record of Treecreeper seen briefly at Cristin. The Great Spotted Woodpecker also remained another day being seen at Nant and the Withies.
Singles of Ring Ouzel were at Traeth Ffynnon and Nant whilst another probable Common Redpoll was trapped at Cristin, in finch movement that consisted of four Siskins, 31 Goldfinch, and ten Lesser Redpolls. A flock of 22 Common Scoters flew past out at sea and counts of waders on The Narrows and South End totalled three Ringed Plovers, 14 Purple Sandpipers, one Dunlin, one Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Whimbrels, one Curlew, two Redshanks, and two Turnstones. Also seen today were seven Sand Martins, 55 Swallows, five White Wagtails, 36 Wheatears, and a solitary Rook.
Ring Ouzel at Nant