Other signs of migration include: 19 Skylarks, 149 Meadow Pipits, two Tree Pipits, three Grey Wagtails, one Whinchat, one Garden Warbler, one Pied Flycatcher, one Spotted Flycatcher, five Chaffinches and one Starling.
the Obs' staff are still darvic ringing Rock Pipits, at this point it is almost becoming difficult to find birds that haven't got a ring on their leg. The vast majority are this year's birds, with only about two 2nd year+ birds having been ringed out of the total of 30. If you visit Bardsey it is always helpful to report any darvic/colour ringed birds.
|For several years, colour rings were put on Bardsey Rock Pipits like the one photographed. The Observatory has now moved to white darvic rings|
A great show of thunder and lightning took place in the evening, all very distant, but the sky still lit up!
|Lightning strike captured by George Dunbar|