Saturday, 4 June 2016

An unseasonal Firecrest found in Cristin Withy was the standout bird of the day. Spring and autumn records are plentiful, and even occasional birds overwinter, but mid-summer records are thin on the ground so it certainly livened up an evening stroll.
A total of 38 Gannets and one Common Scoter were at sea whilst one Grey Heron, one Ringed Plover, and 31 Turnstones were present feeding on The Narrows. A pair of Collared Doves were flitting around Pen Cristin, one Swift flew over the Lighthouse, and three Lesser Redpolls roamed the island.
Again, a minimum of 500 Diamond-back Moths were recorded; surely a vast under-estimate of the numbers present with at least 100 in the Cristin garden alone.
Seabirds are all doing well at the moment - here are a few shots from the past few days on the east side and the Gwylans

and Cormorant

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