Two Bullfinches and a Black Redstart around Cristin were noteworthy migrants on the 3rd. The Bullfinches were incredibly the first records of the year, leaving a suspected cage bird in March aside. A Jack Snipe was flushed from the wetlands, whilst four Song Thrushes was an increase on recent days. A good number of Common Gulls were recorded around Solfach and off the North End, with a total of 60 seen amongst 350 Black-headed Gulls.
The portable Heligoland was set up on Solfach on Sunday. Most of the birds on the beach are now very much accustomed to it, with Choughs, Rock Pipits and Robins all feeding actually within the catching area! Five Rock Pipits were trapped and colour-ringed yesterday, whilst two Choughs were trapped today, along with a Starling.