Friday, 16 December 2016

Dyfi yesterday

4 Shoveler, Common Scoter, Red-Throated-Diver, Great Crested Grebe and some distant auks were at Ynylas turn carpark late this morning. There was a Greenshank, 2 Turnstone and few decent flocks of Dunlin at Ynyslas.
The fields east of the Clettwr were busy today, with the tagged Marsh Harrier, ringtail Hen Harrier and Merlin all in view at once at one stage. The Lapwing and Golden Plover were flushed up by the Hen Harrier, revealing around 800 Lapwing and 350 Golden Plover in the fields east of the Clettwr.
4 very distant Swans flew up towards the sea on the Aberdyfi side of the estuary, the remained unidentified as they were too distant to make out beak colour. Another nice surprise was a Water Rail calling from the reedy ditch alongside the river.

Edward O'Connor