Thursday, 5 January 2017

Ynyslas and Clettwr

A fine but cold morning at Ynyslas today and a change to see the sands relatively quiet and free from the usual rampaging dogs.  A good number of Widgeon right along the tide line and as one proceeded towards the mouth of the Leri they were accompanied by Mallard, Teal and a few Shelduck. Waders present included Curlew, resting on the sandbanks towards the Leri, Redshank, Dunlin and a lone Greenshank. Amongst the Widgeon on the tideline were five Pale Bellied Brent Geese. (Only managed to get four in the frame at the same time). As reported by Edward - good flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover on the fields alongside the road from Ynyslas to Treddol.
On the Clettwr, a very obliging Grey Wagtail at the ford and downstream Little Egrets, Oystercatcher and Common Sandpiper.