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It was breezy today, mostly from…

It was breezy today, mostly from the south with gusts reaching 15mph. The nets were opened at Cristin first thing in the morning but they were closed soon after due to a rain shower.

West Coast in the afternoon

It was a quiet day for migrants, up at Nant there was a stark contrast from yesterday and the day before, it was a challenge to see any Blackcaps, although there were a a few Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs

Wheatear on the Narrows
Merlin on the South End

A brief seawatch from the south end yielded a feeding flock of Kittiwakes, 39 Manx Shearwaters and four Harbour Porpoises.

The wader passage today included Ringed Plovers, Dunlins, Whimbrels, Curlews and Turnstones. Swallows were one migrant that was seen in decent numbers, with 40 seen today, some of these will be the breeding pairs, but some were seen coming in from the South End. 

Highlights of the day included a Fieldfare at Nant which is a scarce record in May, and a Little Owl in the North End gorse which is a breeding species but hasnt been recorded for some time now.

Birds today: 10 Gannets, two Buzzards, one Merlin, one Ringed Plover, five Dunlins, 35 Whimbrels, two Curlews, three Turnstones, one Blackheaded Gull, one Little Owl, one Sand Martin, 40 Swallows, six House Martins, three White Wagtails, one Fieldfare, one Song Thrush, three Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, eight Willow Warblers and four Siskins.

Ringing totals: Willow Warbler 2, Goldfinch (1), Manx Shearwater 10 (3).

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