Thursday, 6 April 2017

A few belated odds and ends

The Great Grey Shrike was still in Cross Inn Forest last Sunday, 2nd, seen in the morning by Andy James and in the afternoon by Paul Bennett. Andy also had a Goshawk and Paul a pair of Crossbills.
On Monday 3rd I noted a Red-throated Diver, four Gannets and a Sandwich Tern at Aberystwyth after which Paul and I visited Ynys-hir, Ynyslas and Borth.
On the Breakwater fields were two Black-tailed Godwits in summer plumage, a Grey Plover which wasn't, and the wing-tagged Marsh Harrier made an appearance.
At Ynyslas; 42 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, two Turnstones and two gorgeous Golden Plover.
At Borth a Merlin flew in off the sea and continued inland at great speed.