Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A calm day allowed for a couple of nets to be opened up around Ty Nesaf, at Nant, although little was ringed unfortunately. Close by three Chaffinches moved between the sheltered gardens along with a Goldfinch, four Blackbirds, two Song Thrushes and a Redwing. Although calm, quick sea watching breaks in-between net rounds wasn't without records. Nothing spectacular, however a number of Gulls were noted which included 95 Black-headed Gulls, five Common Gulls and eight Kittiwakes, whilst eight Guillemots and five Razorbills were also seen. 

Days earlier a single Whooper Swan passed north over the island, today a single bird was noted again, this time flying south down the centre of the island. A Merlin dashed through the Lowlands, a Peregrine Falcon and four Ravens were high above the Mountain ridge as three Little Owls called along the mountainside and a Water Rail made its presence known, squealing from the Withies.

A decent number of Turnstones, 21, were present around the Narrows, the highest out for a week. Meanwhile 19 Oystercatchers, 30 Curlews and six Redshanks were recorded.

A fine Woodcock was dazzled on the Narrows during the evening, not aways an annually ringed species on Bardsey

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