Monday, 7 October 2019

Today the rain poured in the mourning and the wind blew all day, not the nicest weather to be out birding.

The day was filled with office work and chipping the recently cut withy beds in the lowlands and wetlands. The few birds seen consisted of two new Starlings in, still a single Firecrest at the observatory with 18 Goldcrests around the island, 10 late House Martins and two Swallows, a Flock of 25 Black-headed Gulls that had one o the three Mediterranean Gulls of the day in with them, singles of Great Skua and Pomarine Skua offshore,  Singles of Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Merlin, a single female Wigeon still, and perhaps the bird of the day a Lapwing around the narrows. This species was a former breeder but due to the change in land use over the years it has since gone and is now a fairly scarce site limited to the spring and autumn/winter. 

The wind seem to have no let off at the moment but who know what us to come....

Seals are still pupping with over 40 now on the island including twins (!!) which is a first record for Bardsey

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