Friday, 17 May 2019

The wind was fairly strong and from the north today bringing showers throughout much of the day. the low cloud and the rain did however bring in some migrants and one island rarity!

The real star of the show today was a male Pochard seen on Pwll Cain for much of the day arriving with the rain. This is a good island rarity, although it is the 41st record it is the first record for 9 years! the guests may have not been to impressed but it was a nice change for the staff.

Another highlight of the day was the number of Spotted Flycatchers, 9 were caught at the observatory with more were seen in the garden un-ringed. The days total count came in at 24 mostly around the observatory and the plantation at nant.

There were also a host of other migrants including 26 Dunlins, five Whimbrels, nine Turnstones, three Turtle doves still, a single Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipits, one female Common Redstart, ten Sedge Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, five Common Whitethroats, three Garden Warblers, ten Blackcaps, nine Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, seven Redpolls and the remaining two Canada Geese unfortunately. 

Common Pochard                                   Lewis Hooper

Spotted Flycatcher                                       Lewis Hooper

Wren singing his heart out!                             Lewis Hooper

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