Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A visiting birder round Aber

Visiting Aber for a few days from Boston England. Early morning walk to harbour and back to prom :- Kingfisher in harbour and another with fish on rocks near Pier.(also one flew into a bush a few feet from us near the footbridge later in the Morning) 20 Turnstones just under pier and 1 Redshank in the sea a little further North.
 9am Seal swimming between shelter and Pier - in the Evening a crowd of about 50 people were enjoying quite a performance from - I presume-the same seal.
Went for walk along Nannygoats walk late Morning - about a dozen individual Song Thrushes between Spencer's Sheds and Rhydyfelin. At sheds there was a (F) Redstart, which was a big surprise, for a short time, and a (M) Stonechat. Several Mipits along the way and Robins Dunnocks Chaffinches Blue and Great Tits.
 Near Rhydyfelin had great views of 2 (M) Bullfinches and 1(F) Bullfinch and felt there were some we didn't see. Also 1 Goldcrest. Interestingly not one raptor seen during the long walk. Several Magpies and 2 Jays also.
 One sad comment - you have to have your wits about you trying to birdwatch and watch out for all the dog mess - I take it there is quite a large minority of irresponsible owners about and that the problem is not policed at all?  
Andrew Lewis