Sunday, 27 November 2016

The eight Pink-footed Geese were still on the island, content with spending most of the day feeding in the North West Fields, however there was little different elsewhere. A Ringed Plover echoed its "poo-eep" flight call as it bombed around the Narrows, seemingly not content with settling for long. The highest count of Oystercatchers for a week or so, 40, roosted on Henllwyn with the Curlew flock which amounted to 35 today. A small number of other waders, four Redshanks and three Turnstones were close by as a Merlin cruised overhead, causing momentary panic amongst the smaller birds there, a Grey Heron, Meadow Pipit, five Rock Pipits, a Robin and 43 Grey Seals were additional sightings.

A Robin hiding amongst a cluster of lobster pots on the Narrows
One of the Bullfinches ringed the previous day was still sneaking around the Observatory, only giving away its presence every now and then with a soft "phu", a single Brambling passed overhead with a Skylark, whilst Thrush numbers continue to drop off, nine Blackbirds, four Song Thrushes and two Redwings, counts for the day. A pair of Stonechats in the Lowlands and four Goldcrest, 60 Starlings, two Chaffinches and a Linnet were other birds logged.

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