Tuesday, 10 October 2017

With the winds blowing up again today bird numbers took a plung, however as ever there were some goodies recorded. Six Wigeon in Henllwyn were the first in a while, two Merlins continued to maraud the island today. A total of four Water Rails were heard in the Withies and Wetlands, waders included two Purple Sandpipers and two Snipes. Out to sea a Pomarine Skua was the highlight, however a Great Skua, six Mediterranean Gulls, 952 Kittiwakes and 837 Razorbills also made their way past the island. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen again, just a single Skylark was recorded today, whereas Robins climbed to 48 birds. Stonechats numbered nine along with seven Wheatears. Just two Chiffchaffs and 42 Goldcrests could be mustered from the bushes. Finally, a single Reed Bunting was heard in the Wetlands.

Chough pair in front of dramatic skies, www.ephraimperfect.co.uk

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