Tuesday, 25 April 2017


It was warm and sunny when I  arrived at Ynyslas Point this morning, though the temperature dropped rapidly when the north wind picked up.
A flock of ca2800 small waders remained happily undisturbed.  Russell soon arrived and counted the Ringed Plovers, 410, leaving ca2400 Dunlin, plus four Grey and one Golden Plover, two Sanderling and a Turnstone.
Bird of the day was an immature male Eider which drifted into the estuary and continued upriver.
Back at the posts on the falling tide there were 18 Whimbrel in the saltmarsh at the Leri mouth.
A short visit to Glandwr didn't produce anything new, just about 10 Wheatears and on the bank  of the Leri between the railway and the road were three Common Sandpipers and another Whimbrel.

Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper