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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

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