Recent sightings/highlights

2024

APRIL

12th April

A male and a female Pied Flycatcher seen at the Farm, where a Grasshopper Warbler was also heard reeling with a further reeling bird at Moorey Mere. A Cuckoo was seen in North Valley. 

7th April 

Several more Sandwich Tern seen off Skomer Head. 

6th April

Sandwich Tern seen in North Haven. 

4th April

Grey Plover seen at Farm. 


MARCH

26th March 

Firecrest spotted by volunteer Alison at North Pond. First Willow Warbler and Swallow of the year. 

17th March

Bonxie seen looping North Haven. First Sand Martin of the year whizzed past Garland Stone.

16th March

Little Grebe seen on North Pond. First Puffins on land, with 3000 briefly descending at North Haven. Two Black Redstarts present.

15th March

Female-type Black Redstart seen at the Farm.

11th March

First Wheatear of the year seen at Pigstone Bay. Raven, Chough and Shag seen nest building. A fall of Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs.

10th March

Spring migration feels like it's really beginning with the first Chiffchaff and Blackcap of the season. Little Owl seen on ridge near Skomer Head. Pod of 80 Common Dolphin seen from Skomer Head.

7th March

First Manx Shearwater of the season heard at North Haven.

6th March

The island's first Bullfinch since 2017 was found at the Farm before flying to North Valley Willows, where the first Goldcrest of the year was also seen. 

4th March

First Puffin seen in North Haven.

3rd March 

22 Curlew seen at Garland Stone. Shags and Chough nest building. Two Short-eared Owls heard hooting and wing-clapping from Farm. White-tailed Bumblebee queen seen North Valley Crossing.

2nd March

Male Gadwall seen on North Pond.


FEBRUARY

29th February 

Count of 137 Oystercatchers at South Stream. Ravens incubating on nest at the Wick. A solitary Blue Tit spotted at North Valley Crossing. Two Hen Harriers seen at Gorse Hill.

28th February 

Guillemots, Razorbills and Fulmars on the cliffs on our arrival at North Haven. Kestrel and Merlin spotted. Wigeon, Teal and Mallard on North Pond.


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