Thursday, 17 October 2019

Once again the rain poured today. after a spell of dry weather throughout the summer and into the autumn we were praying for rain, we are wishing we hadn't been!

Time in the field was limited today and the main bulk of it was spent entering ringing data into IPMR and getting on with the end of year report work. Numbers mostly came from the narrows in the morning, Gareth moving around some sea weed enticed some gulls to come and feed along with some waders too. Some 150 Herring Gulls were seen feeding in the surf and on the beach including individuals of all ages. A hand full of Lesser Black-backed Gulls joined the group as well as a least 15 Black-headed Gulls too. Turnstones were feeding in the disturbed seaweed with around 25 on the beach and Redshanks numbered six. Elsewhere there were a handful of Goldcrests at the observatory and at nant, two Song Thrush were still at nant, a Merlin was seen at plas and on the south end, a small Starling flock of 20 birds were mobile around the island and finches included just a few Chaffinches with five each of Goldfinch and Siskin at the plantation.

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