Today was fairly quiet in terms of bird life across the Island as south-westerlies continued to build in strength. The highlights for the day were an Arctic Skua, seven Grey Wagtails, a Merlin on the West Coast and a White Wagtail. Other species present were seven Common Scoters, a Teal, a Kestrel, three Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, a Song Thrush, six Willow Warblers, 11 Goldcrests, 11 Goldfinches, and 56 Linnets.
|Linnet flock at Traeth Fynnon © Ollie King|
Another survey around the Island's coastline was carried out today to count the number of seal pups present, which brought the total to 31.
The moth trap at Cristin caught a decent haul given the time of year, with 106 moths of 13 species, the highlight being the first Black Rustic of the year.
|Black Rustic © Ollie King|