Sparrowhawk, Henllan. Tawny Owl, Rhydowen. 200 Golden Plovers, Talgarreg. Large numbers of Starlings heading towards the Talgarreg roost.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
On his Sunday visit to his local lakes Chris found six Wigeon on Llyn Fanod and 15 Goosanders an Llyn Eiddwen. Also on Sunday, a high count of 115 Mediterranean Gulls on the slurry fields at Llangwyryfon.
Over the same fields Chris's neighbour John Gettings had a flock of at least 30 Snipe.
Monday, 26 October 2020
I went for a late Sunday afternoon walk along Cors Caron from the north end to the Fflur Hide and birds of note; a chiffchaff, 3 reed bunting, 2 snipe, a kestrel and 3 water rail from the hide (2 were together of which I got excellent views of after hearing them).
Sunday, 25 October 2020
A Black Redstart in Aberystwyth harbour this morning, on the rocks below the flats, before heading over the yachts towards the town. In a scene almost worthy of Shakespeare, John appeared on his balcony to hear my tidings.
Having missed the Capel Bangor egrets yesterday (but a House Martin there), I thought it worth checking the cow field at Tan-y-Bwlch. The only white things I could see were a White Wagtail and the rump of a Wheatear.
On the way back along the sea front, a Merlin south off castle point.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Pic from 2013.
Apparently our eagle, found dead on August 6th near Abergwesyn, was suffering from Aspergillosis, a fungal infection which is common in nature but deadly in wild birds whose immune systems have been compromised by hunger or other natural events.
It was an awe inspiring sight in our skies and one can only hope that another makes a bid for freedom soon!
Friday, 23 October 2020
A Great Egret being mobbed by a Buzzard in a field on the outskirts of Aberaeron this afternoon at 17.00. Visible from the railway track/cycle path.The Buzzard wasn't at all interested in the two Grey Herons feeding some 25 yards away - it was presumably spooked by this unusual large white bird.
Sheila Gettings has supplied these photos of the Snow Bunting