Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cemlyn 'Fall' of Migrants 25/04/13

After the mist and rain cleared this morning, Cemlyn was more reminiscent of Bardsey! There were warblers in every bush around Tyn Llan Pool and at least 20 warblers in a few isolated gorse bushes on the Trwyn. Minimum totals were 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 96 Willow Warbler, 17 Blackcap, 15 Sedge Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 39 Wheatear and six White Wagtail. Nearby at Hen Borth (out of our recording area) were Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Swift and Redwing. Overnight, in the still conditions many waders could be heard over the lagoon. The day produced 26 Black Tailed Godwit, (including a colourful flock of 25), 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 37 Dunlin, 24 Ringed Plover, 12 Whimbrel, 30 Turnstone, 11 Redshank and 9 Common Sandpiper. Also up to 7 Mediterranean Gulls on the islands and 65 sitting Black Headed Gulls.

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