Friday, 28 July 2017

Another day of stormy weather, today with swell a few metres deep at times! This mixed with drizzle, rain and showers made for difficult censusing inland, however a good number and diversity of species was seen. Five Fulmars, 809 Manx Shearwaters, 40 Gannets and two Common Scoters made their way past the island, along with today’s highlight a Sooty Shearwater seen close in off the South End in the morning. Only the third ever to be recorded as early as July on Bardsey!

The rocks and beaches were littered with waders once again today, three Sanderlings, six Dunlins, four Black-tailed Godwits, eight Whimbrels, 46 Curlews, five Redshanks, three Common Sandpipers and 25 Turnstones were recorded today, making up another respectable day total!

Inland very little was recorded but a Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warblers and a Goldfinch were the best of the bunch.

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