Sunday, 24 October 2021

The persistent south-westerlies continue and show how signs of abating. To this end migration is becoming almost non-existent. The weather did provide for some dramatic cloud-scapes though.

There were 43 Gannets feeding off the west coast, five Common Scoters flew south, as did a single adult Mediterranean Gull, nine Black-headed Gulls, 78 Herring Gulls, six Lesser Black-backs and 14 Greater Black-backs. There were also 15 Kittiwakes.

Two Sparrowhawks were buzzing about the Mountain, and a Peregrine was seen in a number of places with a Buzzard hovering over the Mountain above the farm


Not many waders were seen, though seven Snipes were in the wetlands.

The Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen in the withies again and the Black Redstart was seen at Ty Pellaf again.

Black redstart

Two Song Thrushes and seven Redwings were seen. There were five Chiffchaffs and 18 Goldcrests as the warbler season draws to a close. 

The Chough flock on Solfach was at 36, and most of the 28 Magpies seen were on the beach before heading to Ty Pellaf. There was a small flock of 17 Starlings on the Bech to. 

There we're 25 Chaffinches seen, mostly at Ty Pellaf, six siskin flew over Nant. 12 of the 13 Goldfinches were seen at Ty Pellaf, as were five Linnets and the Tree Sparrow was still present.


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