The first Curlew to be ringed for at least six or so years was dazzled on the Narrows along with a very dapper juvenile Oystercatcher.
|Juvenile Oystercatcher, note the pale orange bill with dark tip and brown fringing to dark feathers|
Fog blotted out much of the island for a large part of the day but when it did eventually clear and the sea was again visible 468 Manx Shearwaters piled by, 13 Gannets headed south, 16 Common Scoter passed through the Bardsey Sound and 38 Kittiwakes, one Guillemots and eight Puffins including the first juvenile spotted floating off the north end with its sooty bill and face were seen.
Although there was little in the way of new new arrivals on the passerine front a smart juvenile Yellow Wagtail was present around the Narrows in the morning. Resident hirundines, most now on their second broods, amounted to nine Swallows and three House Martins in and around the houses and lighthouse compound. A total of 19 Rock Pipits, 42 Meadow Pipits, 61 Linnets and four Pied Wagtails peppered the islands fields, whilst 19 Willow Warblers, three Goldcrests, two Whitethroats, two Sedge Warblers and a single Blackcap and Goldfinch skulked in the undergrowth and moved through the gardens.