Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Another calmer day in amongst this very turbulent weather pattern that we are experiencing at the moment. A quick look out to sea saw the first Great Northern Diver that we have seen for months. Wigeons are also starting to pass through the, eight more were recorded today.

Merlins are providing regular views at the moment, they are frequently seen chasing passerines such as migrating Meadow Pipits as they arrive in off the sea! Quite brutal, but an efficient hunting tactic.

The regular flock of Curlews was seen once again, 59 were counted today. At low-tide they favour Carreg Yr Honwy, but during high tide they come to the shore and onto the grass at South End too.

A Common Sandpiper was on Solfach all afternoon, being very silent and skulking. There were also six immature Common Gulls around the Narrows and South End, both of these species have similar looking American counterparts but they were double-checked!

Other Birds around include: one Short-eared Owl, 13 Skylarks, 170 Swallows, six Grey Wagtails, 19 White Wagtails, 53 Robins, 23 Stonechats, five Song Thrushes, 41 Chiffchaffs and 68 Goldcrests.

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