Saturday, 10 December 2016

December field trip: Tanybwlch

A disappointing turnout for this morning's walk, but the five of us managed to find a good variety of birds and the weather didn't close in until we were almost back. 
A Little Egret in the harbour was a good start, followed by a male Goosander with the Mallards on the river.  11 Curlews and nine Oystercatchers in the fields then at the bridge near Tan y Castell a Grey Wagtail showed well.  
Good numbers of Redwings around as we headed back along the old railway, picking up Long-tailed Tit and Bullfinch among others.  Last addition was a Redshank, seen first by Elaine and taking the total to 41 species.
Cast, in order of appearance:--Mallard, Herring Gull, Blackbird, Cormorant, Common Gull, Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Goosander, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Rook, Starling, Curlew, Stonechat, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Teal, Red Kite, Robin, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Mistle Thrush, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Treecreeper, Redwing, Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail, Collared Dove, Magpie, Song Thrush, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Wren, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Mute Swan, Redshank.