Thursday, 7 September 2017

Today was one of the quietest days for some time on Bardsey, with little of note to report. Out to sea very modest totals were logged, with just 46 Manx Shearwaters, 28 Kittiwakes, 26 Gannets and 20 Razorbills logged, while three Great Skuas, two Commic Terns and five Fulmars offered a splash of diversity. Waders logged on this quiet day were just 40 Curlews, 15 Oystercatchers, 14 Ringed Plovers (12 of them heading south), and seven Turnstones.

On land the highlight was a single Tree Pipit at the Plantation. Goldcrests numbered 48, with 14 White Wagtails, 15 Robins, two Spotted Flycatchers and a single Wheatear also noted. Rock Pipits had increased to 34, with the sum total of warblers just five Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and a Blackcap. Overhead, eight Grey Wagtails passed three.
Tree Pipit- Ephraim Perfect; Ephraim's Bird Blog

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