Saturday, 15 October 2011

Ring Ouzel & Garden Warbler

Worked Porth Meudwy and Cwrt Farm today in fine weather - blue skies and broken cloud with a light easterly.

No sign of any scarce 'phylloscs' but a Garden Warbler was late (thanks Dave!), a different 1w f Ring Ouzel to yesterday's male was at the bottom of the valley and at least 3 Crossbills headed high overhead.

Again, there were good numbers of diurnal migrants on the move: 97 Lapwing, hundreds of Skylark, many Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, the odd alba wagtail, hundreds of Starling, plus many Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Siskin, 12 Linnet, 1 Redpoll spp, 1 Reed Bunting and ca 10 Raven that went over at a great height calling away.

Other thrushes included 12 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 72 Redwing and 63 Fieldfare - many of which were dropping in to rest and feed in the valley before heading off again. Nine each of Blackcap & Goldcrest, and a single Chiffchaff were also present. 

A Painted Lady and 2 Red Admirals were the only butterflies seen while a Grey Seal was close inshore by the cove where Grey Wagtail and Rock Pipit showed well feeding amongst the seaweed on the shoreline.

Cwrt was very quiet with just a single Yellowhammer and 20 Linnet in the remains of the game cover crop by the farm.

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