Friday, 17 April 2015

Hoopoe update plus migrant news.

The Hoopoe was still there this morning at 8pm but distant. It was between the white house by the car park at the south end of the Range and the Caravan park to the North East. It was last seen flying towards the caravan park. It was looked for between 4 and 6pm with no joy.
A Swift was over the Range Yesterday (Ken/Mogs), Ken had SEO, Reed and Sedge Warblers, Gropper and Whitethroat at Valley wetlands today. Richard Arnold had a male Hen Harrier at Malltraeth last week and Phil Snow had an Osprey there this week (14th - 16th). Does anyone know who had the Osprey near Red Warf Bay a week or two back? At Llyn Cefni today I had my first Gropper and Sedge Warblers (5). Swallow had returned to its nest at work in Llangefni today and the House Martins to our estate in Cemaes also today, and finally I had a flock of 9 Whimbrel fly low over my car at Llanfachraeth at 6.30 tonight, looking to land, the first migrants I've seen this year (1 was on Birdguides for Silver Bay also today).


  1. Spoke to two tourists by Llyn Dinas, Beddgelert, yesterday 19th April who described (perfectly) two Hoopoes they said they had seen in a garden in or near Llanberis the day before (18th). Any other sightings as that's all I know? ...

  2. Hi Steve, the whimbrel is mentioned here:
    Also Arctic Skua and Blue Headed Wagtail.
    Cheers, Mike.