Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Today was nicer than the forecast was predicting, Bardsey still experienced a rather brisk westerly, but the sun was out for most of the day... Except for one short, sharp downpour in the early evening!

The birds were quiet today, these winds don't appear to be favouring the migrants very much. Goldcrest and Chiffchaff numbers were a bit lower than previous days with just 13 of the former and nine of the latter.
Robin in the Wetlands

Seawatches throughout the day produced: 347 Kittiwakes, one Arctic Tern, 11 Sandwich Terns, one Great Skua, two Artic Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, seven Common Scoters, 319 Gannets, two Manx Shearwaters and a Fulmar.

Shag at South End

Wader passage is coming to an end, on and around Solfach today were ten Turnstones and 24 Oystercatchers, but on South End 55 Curlews were recorded and three Snipes in the Lowlands.
A Magpie hitching a ride

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