Monday, 15 August 2011

Migrants continue to trickle through

A few migrants trickling through the Great Orme this morning. The first two hours of light produced 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers in gorse at the north end of the limestones, while a sngle Whitethroat and a single Willow Warbler were also grounded in these bushes. Also in the limestone area, another 5 Willow warblers and 8 Wheatears were along the wall. A single juvenile Redstart was a different bird here from two days ago. Around 50 Meadow Pipits were present as well as 80+ Goldfinch. 13 Rock Pipit along Marine Drive was also a notable count. Seven Stonechat also around including four young.
Offshore 30+ Manx Shearwaters, 10+ Gannet and 33 Common Scoter flew west in a short watch from the cindertrack valley.

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