Sunday, 4 May 2014

Anglesey and area Update - (Star Wars Day).

Whimbrels are piling through the region at the mo. On tuesday the 29th April I had groups of 20, 17 and 9 at Cemlyn. On Friday the 2nd May I had great views of Garden Warbler and a Swift at Llyn Cefni. On Saturday the 3rd May I had a walk around Wylfa head but it was pretty quiet. Elsewhere Martin Jones had a calling Quail at Llyn Rhos Ddu, Newborough, but a late afternoon twitch bore no fruit! A subadult Golden Eagle was also at Worlds end today! What is it with that place and Eagles?
Saturday at Cemlyn produced a Yellow Wag and RT Diver in winter plumage from David Wright. Richard Birch had a late Redwing at Cors Bodeillio on Saturday. A week before he had a Yellow browed Warbler at Holyhead prom near Soldier's Point but an attempt by Ken to relocate it was unsuccessful. Today, Sunday May the Fourth be with you. Martin had a Whooper Swan at Pont Croeso (good for Ospreys and Mandarins) and Ken found a Dotterel on the Range at South Stack with a further 7 on Foel Fras in the Carneddau. Today, Cemlyn has been bustling with migrants. A Roseatte tern, still there to roost was a highlight. There's also 1000 Sandwich terns, 300 Arctics and 50 Commons. I had two flocks of Whimbrel numbering 29 and 33. There was a swarm of Hirundines  on the Tyn Llan Road including 300 Swallow, 40 Sand Martins and 3 Swifts. There were about 10 Common Sands around including a flock of 6. There were at least 17 Med Gulls of which 7 were 1 year old birds. 4 Blackwits, 1 Barwit, 25 White Wags, 20 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Stock Doves. A Whimbrel over the house was only a second for my house list. Lots of birds today, but I smell tomorrow will also be good for birds, good luck!

                                          Spot the Rosy. Hiding with Sandwich terns as they
                                          stick out like a white sore thumb when they are with
                                                                 Arctics and Commons.

                                                  Lots of Swallows and a few Sand Martins

                                                            White wags on Tyn Llan road

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