Saturday, 18 September 2010

Lapland Buntings and Snow Bunting

The Great Orme held two Lapland Buntings this morning, including a bird which showed on and off for most of the day. Visible migration was evident with the first flocks of Chaffinches and Greenfinches making their west. Threev Redpoll and 2 Siskin also flew overhead while a scattering of Goldcrests, Chiff-chaff, Blackcap, Willow warblers and Wheatear could be seen.
Henry Cook was up the Little Orme where he logged another two Lapland Buntings, while the first Snow Bunting of the autumn flew west. A suingle Leach's Petrel was offshore which was caught and devoured by a Great Skua! An adult Mediterranean Gull was offshore, while 10 Bottle nosed Dolphons passed west at the Great Orme early morning with several jumping right out of the water.

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