We finished monitoring Pied Flycatchers and other nest box species in Pengelli last week. An excellent season – and an early one with the first of 5 boxes of Pied Fly fledged by the 5th June and the last by the 16th June. In total 30 fledged and no young failed in the nest, with few infertile eggs. The best year for Pied Flycatchers in Pengelli for at least 13 years. (Teifi RG)
Pied Flycatchers bred in Fynnone too fledging 5 young, and we will have some data from nest boxes in the Gwaun soon.
More in details in the Teifi RG blog in the coming weeks.
On the 15th (as a trial with A Bay to Remember) we travelled 12 n miles along a transect broadly 6 n mile out from Cemaes Head to Strumble Head. Of interest amongst 28 small rafts c(20-80 birds) of Manx Shearwaters, and small numbers of Auks (mainly Guillemots) we recorded 2 Storm Petrels and 20 Puffins. Puffins either alone or attached to rafts of other species.
The first Goosander was back on the Teifi on the 17th June.