Friday, 5 May 2017

Aberystwyth seawatch

A very frustrating hour or so this morning.  Parties of small waders were moving north offshore; unfortunately many of them, at least 40, were too far out to identify.  Luckily some came in closer and I ended up with 26 Ringed Plover, nine Sanderling, three Dunlin and four Whimbrel.
As the tide fell, five Turnstones, five Ringed Plover, three Dunlin and a Sanderling dropped in to the rocks at Castle Point.
Perhaps surprisingly, in view of events further south, not a single Swift (or any hirundines)