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SKOMER HIGH­LIGHTS: Record num­bers of Yel­low-browed War­blers passed through, max­i­mum four. There was the is­land’s third Long-tailed Duck (20th), Pal­las’s War­bler (27th) and Serin (26th).

OTHER MI­GRANTS: There was a Red-throated Diver (20th), Great North­ern Divers (9th & 16th) and Sooty Shear­wa­ter (16th). Lit­tle Egrets were recorded (11th & 26th). Maxima in­cluded two Grey­lags, Bar­na­cle Goose, Shel­duck, Wi­geon, 41 Teal, 10 Shov­el­ers, 56 Com­mon Scot­ers, three Golden Plovers, two Lap­wings, Pur­ple Sand­piper, Jack Snipe, 13 Snipe, Wood­cock, 25 Curlews, 38 Turn­stones, 42 Med Gulls, 90 Black-headed Gulls, five Com­mon Gulls, 35 Kit­ti­wakes, and Arc­tic Tern. There were five Red Kites, Marsh Har­ri­ers on eight dates, two Hen Har­ri­ers, two Mer­lins, a Hobby and nine Short-eared Owls. There were two Wry­necks (2nd) and one (6th). Maxima in­cluded 640 Sky Larks, three Sand Martins, 470 Swal­lows, 29 House Martins, two Tree Pip­its, Blue-headed Wag­tail, seven Grey Wag­tails, two Black-red­starts, Red­start, four Whin­chats, 19 Stonechats and six Wheatears. There were four Ring Ouzels, 53 Black­birds, 12 Field­fares, 31 Song Thrushes, 81 Red­wings and Mis­tle Thrush. War­bler maxima were 20 Black­caps, 41 Chif­fchaffs, Wil­low War­bler, 31 Gold­crests and five Firecrests. There were three Spot­ted Fly­catch­ers, Pied Fly­catcher, four Coal Tits and five Blue Tits. There were two House Spar­rows, three Bram­blings, eight Siskins, 80 Goldfinches, 167 Lin­nets, and Bullfinch. La­p­land Bunt­ings were seen twice and a Snow Bunt­ing flew over. Reed Bunt­ings peaked at 20. Ed Stub­bings

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