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An excellent morning at Ynys-hir. A Common Sandpiper on the visitor centre pools was a good start . Decided on the Ynys Feurig hide, picking up a Willow Warbler on the way.
Found Russell in the hide when I arrived, luckily as he had already staked out all the best birds (see his post). After he left, a Peregrine scattered most of the waders and five Pintail flew upriver.
We joined up again for the Marian Mawr hide, where he found a Gadwall before leaving.
Then the first of at least 30 Sand Martins moved through, followed by my bird of the day, an Osprey way down the estuary, which slowly worked its way upriver, pausing to hover frequently.
Finished at Borth: 30 plus Common Scoter, two Red-throated Divers, a little feeding party of six Gannets and best of all, four Sandwich Terns.
While checking the electric fence at Lodge Farm (part of RSPB Ynys-hir east of the Clettwr) Tom Kistruck flushed a male garganey from one of the ditches. Luckily I was close by taking soil samples and managed to get the scope on it when it flew with two teal onto one of the ditches. A cracking bird. Thanks Tom for the text!
A quick look from the Ynys Feurig hide this morning whilst carrying out a woodpecker survey revealed a little ringed plover feeding on the edge. Also there was a spotted redshank, 2 grey plover, 2 black-tailed godwit and a bar-tailed godwit. 22 Greenland white-fronted geese were feeding on Penrhyngerwin. Elsewhere there were 3 willow warblers singing, a Cetti's warbler singing near the Covert Du hide and two crossbills flew over.