Friday, 21 April 2017

Another calm day saw a good number and variety of birds migrate through the island today, with a few highlights.

First off, the wader diversity increased with a good number logged, the usual waders were logged around the rocks and beach, but included were four Ringed Plovers, a Golden Plover, a Grey Plover, five Dunlins, 27 Whimbrels and three Common Sandpipers. Also of note were a small group of three Teals seen in Henllywn. Little of note passed out to sea, bar seven Sandwich Terns, however, Hirundine movement was still very much underway with 39 Sand Martins, 123 Swallows and ten House Martins logged.

Inland, a good count of seven Tree Pipits flew overhead, 17 White Wagtails were seen on the Narrows, a male Redstart performed for a lucky few and Wheatears amounted to 89 birds. In the gorse and bushes a good number of Warblers were logged made up of nine Grasshopper Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, ten Blackcaps, 23 Chiffchaffs, 233 Willow Warblers and six Goldcrests.

The best of the rest, were two Hooded Crow, six Lesser Redpolls and a Reed Bunting.

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