Monday, 7 May 2012

Migration in full flow on the Great Orme.

Despite the brisk wind making viewing difficult, last night's South Easterlies produced the following haul on the Great Orme between 6am - 10.15am today. 3 Redstarts, Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 15+ Tree Pipits, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Crossbill, 250+ Redpolls (Pete Alderson reported 2 Mealies in with a flock), 10+ Willow Warbler, 60+ Greenland Wheatears and 3 Blackcap. Nearly all the birds (bar the Lesser Whitethroat and one of the Yellow Wags) were in the limestones area. 2 pairs of Black Guillemots below the cliffs surely point to breeding birds as they were all seen to fly up to the cliffs. Not a bad morning all in all.

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