Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kick-starting the day was a Tree Pipit heard passing over the Mountain on this morning's census, whilst shortly after a Little Egret was spotted flying low over the South End and west out into the Irish Sea. Meanwhile a Emperor Dragonfly was seen briefly a Pen Cristin and a Greenshank made a quick stop off at the Narrows.

Little Egret - Elliot's Birding Diaries 
Out at sea little was noted apart from a flock of 24 Common Scoter heading south off the West Coast along with 3 Sandwich Terns fishing off Pen Cristin and on the rocks at the South End 456 Kittiwakes were counted.  

Waders today included: 11 Ringed Plover, 43 Oystercatcher, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 29 Turnstone, 20 Redshank and rather surprisingly a single Dunlin was flushed from the small grassy pool located on the South End.

Manx Shearwater - Elliot's Birding Diaries
Other birds on the island today were 3 Willow Warblers, 72 Meadow Pipits, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Choughs, 86 Linnets, 45 Swallows, 14 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins and rounding it all off was a Swift observed hawking over Pen Cristin.

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