Saturday, 19 September 2015

Waders and Med Gulls at Aberystwyth

A definite nip in the air at Castle Point this morning. Six species of wader on the rocks as a Curlew and a Knot joined the Ringed Plovers, Turnstones. Dunlin and Oystercatchers.
Quite a few alba wagtails around, from which I picked out one white.  Less expected was a flyover Grey Wag.
To make up for the lack of birds at sea (just a few Gannets and Kittiwakes) there were at least eight Bottle-nosed Dolphins, including one calf.
Later, on Blaendolau playing fields there were 138 Mediterranean Gulls, mostly adults and 2nd w birds, with a few 1st w.

Harry Pepper