Wednesday 19 June 2024

Calm northerly wind with sunny skies meant for a rather nice day on the Island. A Cuckoo sang from Nant first thing before reappearing in the Wetlands at dusk. Six Lapwings were around the Narrows first thing, these being only the second record of the year with other waders today including two Common Sandpipers, two Redshanks, three Whimbrels and four Curlews. The Kestrel remained with a Collared Dove at Ty Pellaf, three Lesser Redpolls over, four Sedge Warblers in the Wetlands and four Swifts over the South End. 

Late morning staff went round to ring more seabirds. This included colour ringing the first Lesser Black-backed chicks around the North End, ringing auk chicks at Bae Felen and a few more Shag broods including another adult. 

Guillemot chick © Ed Betteridge

Four Shags chicks including a very small bird possibly a result of egg dumping? © Ed Betteridge

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