BARDSEY ISLAND: There was a Short-eared Owl, two Lapland Buntings, 160 Linnets, Whinchat and eight White Wagtails (1st), 523 Meadow Pipits, three Eiders and two Wrynecks (2nd). Two Yellow-browed Warblers showed (3rd), and were seen in very good numbers throughout, peaking at 14 (9th). Also seen on the 3rd were Jack Snipe, two Pomarine Skuas, Arctic Skua, four Med Gulls and Little Gull. The 5th saw the first Ring Ouzel, Brambling and Woodcock. There was a Siberian Chiffchaff (6th), when an Osprey flew over. There were 47 Redwings (7th), and a Red-throated Diver. There was a Red-breasted Flycatcher and female Marsh Harrier (8th), the first Richard’s Pipit and the third Quail (9th), 114 Goldcrests, the first Hooded Crow, Lesser Redpoll and six Water Rails (10th), a pair of Black-throated Divers, the 18th Wood Lark, two Merlins, Richard’s Pipit, Golden Plover and two Purple Sandpipers (12th), and Radde’s Warbler (13th). There was Firecrest, 25 Rock Pipits, Barn Owl and two Little Owls (14th), Corn Crake (15th), and a Black-browed Albatross offshore (16th). A Balearic Shearwater was picked out of six Manx Shearwaters (17th), plus 65 Gannets, 1,349 Razorbills and 4,775 Kittiwakes. There were 2,443 Razorbills (18th). A Little Bunting appeared (19th). There was a Whooper Swan and a Wood Lark (20th). There was a Barred Warbler, 13 Bramblings and a Sabine’s Gull (21st), Black Redstart (22nd), 83 Med Gulls and a Little Gull (23rd), 13 Common Scoters and Merlin (24th). There was a Siberian Chiffchaff and a juvenile Sabine’s Gull (28th), and a Pallas’ Warbler, two Snow Buntings, five Crossbills, three Waxwings, two Richard’s Pipits and four Siberian Chiffchaffs (30th).
OTHER SITES: A good number of Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at Uwchmynydd. At Aberdaron Beach, a good number of Med Gulls were seen. Porthmadog had a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel, 15 Little Egrets and small numbers of both godwits (8th). Y Fforyd had Green Sandpiper and 5,540 Wigeon (15th). Pwllheli had three Goosanders, two Grey Plovers and two Kingfishers (3rd). Morfa Nefyn had a Black Redstart (2nd). The first two weeks saw a good number of Choughs – in one field 22 birds were sighted, most ringed. Shirley Roulston