Thursday, 9 June 2016

Anglesey Spring Update

 A Great White Egret has been at Valley Wetlands 6-8th June, and showed well at the North End of Dinam yesterday(Ken). A Quail was flushed by John D on the grassy headland above Tyn Llan farm at Cemlyn also on the 8th, presumably as he was trying to relocate the possible Red throated Pipit he had in flight calling in that area on the previous day at SH 324 933. 2 Garganey were at Malltraeth RSPB on the 1st June. 2 Yellowhammers were in Mynydd Mechell in late May (per SRC).  3 adult Tree Sparrows have been seen recently near  Bryngwran, and at least one youngster has been seen proving breeding for the first time on Anglesey in many years. In the week 23-27th May an Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull were reported at Cemlyn (Harry/Alec). (Ben had an Iceland at the Spinnies on the 7th June). A Yellow Wagtail and 4 Sanderling including one in full summer plumage was at Cemlyn on the 29th May (SRC). A Red Kite was over Cemlyn on the 24th May (Tony). 2 Red Kites were over Cors Coch on the 23rd May (Les). A Barnacle Goose was at Cemlyn on the 15th May and a SE Owl was at Cemlyn on the 14th May (SRC/AW). A Short eared Owl was seen at The Range from the 16th - 23rd May. 6 Dotterel were on the Range on the 13th May and a White Stork (John W) was near Mona Airfield on the 12th. A Red Kite was over Tregain on the 12th May (Nigel). A Wood Sandpiper was at Malltraeth RSPB on the 11th May. On the 10th May a Black Kite was over the Range (Ken)  and a Black Tern was at Cemlyn. On the 9th there was a Grey headed wagtail at Cemlyn and on the 8th Tony White found and photographed this cracking Woodchat Shrike near Hen Borth, Cemlyn pictured above (photo Tony White). There was also a Black tern at Cemlyn on that date.

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