Tuesday, 31 August 2010

More Lapland Buntings

Pics by Robin Sandham (Sept 2009)
At least four Lapland Buntings on the Orme this morning, possibly up to six. Three lots of two were seen, four in off the sea at the limestone pavements (Mike Duckham) and 2 over the cemetery. This unusual August influx is most interesting, with birds being recorded all over the country and other local birds at the Range, Anglesey and on Bardsey recently.

Other migrants today included 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the ecemetery, 6 Goldcrest, 10+ Wheatear, 8 Chiff Chaff, 3 Willow Wabler, 3 Blackcap and a Whitethroat.

Great Spotted Woodpeckers are on the move with at least 2 birds seen on the limestones and another two by the cemetery. One poor juvinile bird was attacked by a Peregrine on the limestones andthen by a Kestrel when it had reached the safety of the Churchyard. After much squawking and feather shuffling it recovered and continued on its way. 4 Bullfinch, 4 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Chaffinch and 2 Grey Wagtail also noted.

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