Sunday, 23 April 2017

Pinkfeet over Glandwr

Bob and I met at Ynyslas this morning and decided to try Glandwr. It was soon obvious that Wheatears were moving through in numbers, some of them Greenland birds.  The photo shows part of a group of 19, but the total was at least 40, probably many more.
Warblers were singing in force; Sedge, Reed, Grasshopper and the resident Cetti's, but only Sedges were showing well.
Both pool and riverbank were surprisingly waderless, though a Snipe flew in as we were heading back, when we also had the bird of the day, three Pink-footed Geese flying north.
It was also nice to see Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies.