Friday, 31 March 2017

Ynys-hir and Llanrhystud

High tide at the Ynys-feurig hide at Ynys-hir this morning produced: 230 - Curlew, 18 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 - Shoveler, 220 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 22 Greenland Whitefronts and 46 Sand Martins that all passed west.
.At Llanrhystud, 5 Swallows passed south, and around 25 Sand Martins were feeding around the beach. A Peregrine, Merlin and Kestrel were all present. I thought my search for an Iceland Gull was finally over when a pure white gull came into land on the beach. A quick look down the scope ended the excitement as a leucistic Herring Gull came into focus.  It was still an impressive looking gull, I suppose.  There were also 10+ Med Gulls amongst the gull flock on the beach.
Edward O'Connor