Saturday, 6 April 2013

Great Orme migrants - April 6th

Two Black Redstarts were on the Great Orme today - a male on the cliffs at the very end of the gunsite track. The bird could be seen distantly from the path but could be heard beautifully as it sang during the windless afternoon. A female bird was also reported.

Two Ring Ouzels have spent the last few days on the western cliffs. To see these birds it's best to nestle down in amongst the cliffs and wait and they soon pop out of the crevices and feed amongst the scree.

A Woodcock showed well along Llys Helyg Drive giving a couple of flybys in the bright sunshine. Early morning saw an arrival of thrushes overnight with six Blackbirds and three Son Thrushes in the heather and gorse at the far end of the limestones. As the sun came up they took to the skies and flew high south-east over Llandudno. Five Wheatears, three Siskin and a Great Tit were the only other migrants present.

South-easterly winds tomorrow. Hopefully the start of the migrant rush!

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  1. 2 Ring Ouzels still western cliffs this morning- April 7th. Also 5 Redwing, White Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, Crossbill, 3 Wheatear, 3 Sandwich Terns, 6 Blackbirds, 2 Sing Thrush, 30+ Woodpigeon, Great Tit and 10+ Siskin.