Saturday, 6 October 2012

Great Orme - Lapland Bunt and migrants

A pleasant walk around the Great Orme this morning started off quietly until a nice Lapland Bunting gave some nice flight views on the limestone pavements continually calling. As the morning wore on more birds started to appear with a sprinkling of migrants - female Redstart in the cemetery, Whinchat on the limestones, 4 Crossbill overhead (which were earlier in the pines in the cemetery), Garden Warbler at the back of the cemetery, Wheatear (J Wheldrake), Merlin and late morning the Black Redstart reappeared in the fenced off area at the north end (P.Alderson)
This female type Redstart has been in the cemetery for nearly a week now.
This fine autumn Whinchat has also been around for a week on the limestones.
Good passage of Goldcrests this week with several moving through.
Tits have been on the move with good numbers of Great, Blue, Coal and Long tailed tit during the week. This Great tit was at the north end with the Whinchat.
Lapland Bunting sonogram. Click for larger image. The 'peeuu' on 11.5sec and 16, while the trill is on 13.5.

1 comment:

  1. Black Redstart was showing well at 3.00pm on the stone walls of the sheepfields.