Sunday, 15 September 2019

There were gentle westerlies overnight that carried on throughout the day. The bird of the day was a juvenile (pale-bellied) Brent Goose which lingered around the Narrows during the morning. 16 Chiffchaffs were caught at Cristin along with four Robins, two Blackcaps and six Goldcrests. The portable heligoland trap was put up on Solfach for the second time this season, and caught five Rock Pipits almost immediately! Not a bad bonus considering it was being put up for use later in the week. The pipits were fitted with darvic rings as well as the usual metal BTO rings.
Portable Heligoland on Solfach
Rock Pipit caught in the heligoland

Other birds around today include: two Sparrowhawks, one Buzzard, one Peregrine, 13 Ringed Plovers, two Golden Plovers, three Whimbrels, 60 Curlews, 18 Redshanks, one Greenshank which flew onto Gareths Pond and later Solfach, 37 Turnstones, one Skylark, 50 Rock Pipits, six Grey Wagtails, 21 White Wagtails, 13 Wheatears, 20 Goldcrest and 118 Linnets.

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