Monday, 20 May 2019

Gentle northerlies today, and the theme of the day was Spotted Flycatchers. The year's high count of 37 was recorded today, the majority being around Nant, mainly the plantation.

A Grey Plover was seen just off Solfach in the morning which is one of only a few seen so far this year, a probable female. 

Once again, Dunlin counts were pretty strong, 30 today on Solfach feeding in and around the seaweed. For the last few days it has been quite nice to sit down and try and find something unusual in amongst them, although there has been nothing yet, beside the odd Sanderling or two!

Other birds around include: one Little Owl, 15 House Martins, 32 Swallows (some of the breeders are on eggs), two Ravens, two Lesser Redpolls, two Garden Warblers and three Whitethroats.

Redpolls have been present on Bardsey since the start of the season, such as this impressive male!
Obviously yesterday we had some very unexpected good fortune here on Bardsey, unfortunately the Western Orphean Warbler has not been sighted since it was released yesterday morning! 

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