My NEWS sector at Aberporth today was quite interesting with a Great Northern Diver feeding and travelling fast towards the cliffs at the Tresaith end of the route, 5 scoter and 2 Chough…unringed! 27 Oystercatchers in a field and a large number of gulls. Peregrine fly by, but not interested in the feral pigeons which would have made an easy snack.
Two Med Gulls(one adult the other a first year) at Llanina but only 4 Oystercatchers, not even one Turnstone!
I have to log humans and dogs for this survey but have to admit all the dogs were controlled and some folk were keen to tell us about the local birds and enquire after our sightings so positive start to the New Year on that front!