This morning my first whopper swans of the year were feeding on Trefeiddan, at David’s, there were six individuals visible, three adults and three juveniles, which seemed a bit odd… perhaps there were others nearby..
Otherwise, migration was obvious. Plenty of birds moving overhead, with hundreds of starlings, chaffinches and skylarks (including a few flocks of 50+). A handful of siskin, meadow pipit, redwing and song thrush moved over too, alongside three reed bunting.
The bushes were busy too, with too many goldcrest and robins to keep track of. Otherwise I tallied 13 chiffchaff between Porthclais, Rhosson and Pencarnan, alongside 7 blackcap. An Acro (probably a reed warbler) was present in the area where boats are stored, on the sewage works track at Porthclais. It gave a very brief view before disappearing deep into the willow. Having spent quite a bit of time staking out two unseasonal Acro’s in this area last year, I opted to avoid the turmoil.