Friday, 25 April 2014

Great Orme migrant update

After a quiet start to the spring with just a couple of Dotterel, a few Ouzels and an Osprey the only things to blog about during the first few weeks of April, things suddenly have sprung to life over the past few days. A cracking male Ring Ouzel was in the cemetery yesterday while a Firecrest was near the Copper mines (per Pete Alderson). Yellow Wagtails have been much in evidence with at least four birds seen most mornings amongst a number of White Wags. Several Redstarts have appeared while 3 Whinchat were present yesterday. Tree Pipts have been seen in good numbers with between 7 and 11 seen on each of the past three days. Redpolls and Siskins have been moving through in better numbers and include the odd mixed up individuals as the one seen below - no way is this a bog standard Welsh Lesser Redpoll, but isn't the classic Mealy either. Good numbers of hirundines have been seen each day while Wheatear numbers have increased but no real big falls yet this year.

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