Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Highlight of the day was undoubtedly a cream-crowned Marsh Harrier that was observed passing high over Pen Cristin at 1500 before heading south into Cardigan Bay.

Besides that it was another typical day on the island with waders including 1 Purple Sandpiper, six Ringed Plovers, 23 Oystercatchers, 28 Curlews, Nine Whimbrels, ten Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper and five Turnstones.

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Image - Elliot's Birding Diaries 
Out along the west coast seabirds were seen throughout the day gathering in huge feeding flocking with counts from throughout the day finishing at 709 Kittiwakes, three Guillemots, 2010 Manx Shearwaters, 35 Common Scoters and 283 Gannets. An adult and two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were also seen heading north along the coastline.

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