Thursday, 10 August 2017

Two Red Knots on Carreg yr Honwy first thing this morning got the day off to a good start. Waders continued to put on a good show throughout the day with 37 Oystercatchers, 15 Turnstones, 11 Curlews, nine Redshanks, five Whimbrels, two Ringed Plovers, two Purple Sandpipers, one Dunlin and one Golden Plover seen.

Sea-watching produced 450 Manx Shearwaters, 25 Gannets, 11 Shags, ten Cormorants, three Common Scoters and one Fulmar. While raptors seen today included Peregrine, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.

Non-avian highlights of the day included a washed-up Tope Shark near Solfach, Migrant Hawker at Nant, Emperor Dragonfly in the Wetlands and a Silver Y moth in the Plantation.

Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) - Elliot's Birding Diaries

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