Sunday, 17 May 2009

17th May 2009

With a freshening cold south-easterly wind hopes were not raised too high this morning - and observers were not wrong! Hardly anything first thing - but news of an Icterine Warbler on the Great Orme spurred the team on and another round of the traps produced a single Willow Warbler and a single Lesser Repoll (not quite the standar dreamed of but nevertheless not a 'null day'.

Another Willow was caught later with a third around the island - but no other warblers on at all - unusual for mid May in a south-easterly of any description. A few Swallows (c60) and the odd House Martin moved through but in general it was a very quiet morning. However, waders were in evidence with Knot, Dunlin, Turnstone, Curlew and Whimbrel (3) around the islands and 2 Little Egrets in the gutter.

(DB, TGW, SRW + PSW) [391]

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