Activists say the most common species in the traps are Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat
, Garden Warblers, Nightingales, and Reed Warblers, all long distant-migrants with populations declining in most EU countries.
Elsewhere, arrivals included the first cuckoo at Newborough on Sunday, garden warblers singing at Mynachdy and RSPB Conwy, whitethroats on the Great Orme and Bardsey, and lesser whitethroat
The site is home to slow worms, bats, foxes, birdlife including song thrush, house sparrow, siskin, wren and lesser whitethroat
birds - all of which are rare or have suffered a substantial decline in numbers in recent years.
- not yet breeding here but thought to be using the Palace gardens as a stopover on its migration from northern Europe to South Africa.
The same morning another Lapland Bunting was at Llanfairfechan, a late Swallow at Morfa Aber and a Siberian Lesser Whitethroat
The first lesser whitethroat
and sedge warbler for Conwy RSPB were seen on April 17.
positive) 2004 2005 Common name Taxonomic name Jurmo Tauvo Lagskar Willow warbler Phylloscopus 29 105 159 trochilus Garden warbler Sylvia borin 1 1 46 Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata 7 1 36 Pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 7 19 13 Redstart Phoenicurus 8 16 10 phoenicurus Whitethroat Sylvia communis 1 34 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 1 30 1 Lesser whitethroat
Sylvia curruca 4 24 Sedge warbler Acrocephalus 3 schoenobaenus Red-backed shrike Lanius collurio 1 8 (1) Robin Erithacus rubecula 2 2 (1) 5 Song thrush Turdus philomelos 11 (1) Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 4 6 Redpoll Carduelis flammea 3 1 Other (<5 5 5 19 individuals/ species) ([dagger]) Total 70 196 362 No.
An eastern Lesser Whitethroat
has been in a Holyhead garden this week, hot on the heels of two others in Gwynedd gardens.
In particular, Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Lesser Whitethroat
(Sylvia curruca) and Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita).
| Find of the week was a Siberian Lesser Whitethroat
in a garden near Beddgelert, hot on the heels of one in a Caernarfon garden.
They've also seen Black Redstart, Firecrests, Siberian Chiffchaff, and a Lesser Whitethroat
Swift, lesser whitethroat
, yellow wagtail and grasshopper warblers have been seen around Leasowe this week, but the most intriguing report was of three white storks seen over Neston on Wednesday evening (www.deeestuaryco.uk).