Friday, 30 August 2019

Today was one of the windiest days we have had in a while, the wind still from the southwest however made things are going with little moving on the sea and little to no chance of seeing passerines.

The main highlight from the day came from the narrows, and mostly solfach. A Knot was a nice migrant found on the beach with another one later seen coming in off the sea at the north end. Turnstones hit a new year high count with an amazing 96 seen around the narrows with five Redshanks, six Dunlin, a single Sanderling, three Whimbrel and two Purple Sandpipers. Other numbers in the mix included 22 Rock Pipits, six Chough and 25 Mallards.

A football match was also organised, a game any referee would have cancelled due to the wind but here on Bardsey that doesn't stop play. Competitive is not the word. After a tight 40 minute game one team came out victorious and was happy to rub it in the oppositions face, with many siblings being on rival teams. A nice way to end another week of guests, for some anyway.

Juvenile Knot 

Choughs, the south end pair this year

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