Tuesday, 25 November 2014

High Tide.

At the time of high tide this morning there were large numbers of Mallard, some Wigeon and a few Teal along the Ynyslas /Leri salting together with a dozen or so Redshank a similar number of Curlew and a lone Egret. On the Ynys Tachwedd fields as well as the usual flock of Canada Geese there must have been at least 1000 Golden Plover - impossible to count!
On the Clettwr - the resident Dipper and two more Little Egrets.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Great Grey Shrike?

Some nice birds at Cross Inn Forest this morning inc 19 Reed Bunting, 5 Crossbills, Sparrowhawk and Stonechat. I couldn't locate the recently seen Shrike. I was wondering where exactly it was seen? I checked the block where it was seen last year then went through the gate at the Tjunction and scanned the cleared area straight ahead. Finally, I looked round the area nearer the centre where they have been seen in previous years. As I stared into the pale, wintry sun every single little blob on top of every single little conifer began to look like a Shrike. Time to come home for a coffee.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Lapland Bunting

Following last weekend's 2 Twite at Llanrhystud this bit of the county came up trumps again today with a Lapland Bunting in the first stubble field to the south of the small beach car at Llanon.

Waun Garthenor

A Willow Tit was calling this morning on the Woodland Trust reserve between Cockshead and Llanio.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cors Caron

2 chiffchaffs in the willows along the boardwalk early this morning and a male goosander on the river.
Lot of reed bunts and a few lesser Redpolls around plus marsh and willow tit near the carved arch.

Be warned:  the boardwalk is being mended/replaced so a complete circuit is not possible; this is due to finish on 28/11.
Exercise of shooting rights also closes the river walk on 29th Nov and 20th Dec plus some dates in New Year I'll post later.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Morning delivery

A Little Egret was a surprise low over the rooftops in the centre of Penrhiwllan village this morning. Love that Firecrest.

Kestrel near Aberaeron

A Kestrel over the fields near the cliffs on the way down from Ffosyffin to Aberaeron this afternoon (Thursday 20th).

Ian Harrison

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Firecrest -Teifi Marsh

A Firecrest was caught on the Ceredigion side of the Teifi Marsh reserve this morning.
Having caught five Firecrests on the reserve since 2009 it wasn't totally unexpected but the big surprise was that it had a Brussels ring on it! We look forward to hearing where it was ringed.
(Teifi Ringing Group)

afternoon collection

Very approx 300 Golden Plover and 100 Lapwing at Post Bach and later very very approx 5000 Starlings east over Talgarreg.


There was a little egret, 200golden plover, and 4 shelduck  from the north beach Aberaeron today 20/11/14.
David Price.