Monday, 3 October 2011

Spotted Flycatchers

Checked Porth Meudwy again late morning. A strengthening but mild SW meant most birds had been pushed to the top of the valley. The avian highlight was at least three tardy Spotted Flycatcher which were actively feeding and calling.

Swallows were passing overhead in small numbers (43 in two hours) with a single House Martin and a few other migrants. Warblers comprised; a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrests while finches included a couple of Redpolls, 34 Godlfinch and 8 Siskin.

A single Water Rail was squealing from the stream side while butterflies included both Red Admiral and a stunning Comma.

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