Wednesday, 1 February 2017


   Bob and I took advantage of the dry, bright morning and walked to the pill box, seeing a good number of Curlew, Golden Plovers and Lapwings on the way from the mouth of the Leri.  Snipe and Skylarks were also in evidence, at least 30 of each.
  At the pill box Bob immediately saw a ring-tail Hen Harrier. A female Peregrine sat on the saltings, just yards from the massed ranks of Oystercatchers and a good number of Dunlin and an exceptional 52 Grey Plovers.
  Also present: 8 Black-tailed Godwits, just one (juv) pale-bellied Brent Goose, masses of Wigeon, 137 Shelduck and oddly, just one Pintail.
  We then went to Borth to seek out the Snow Bunting, seen earlier in the morning by Chris Forster Brown and after a very short while Bob noticed it at the far end of the prom, opposite the golf course entrance. It posed very obligingly: