Thursday, 25 May 2017

Ynys-hir and Ynyslas

Very little to report from the Ynys-feurig hide at high tide this morning. There were around a hundred small waders moving on the saltings, but nothing dropped onto the pool. A male Red-breasted Merganser flew up the estuary and I heard a small group of Crossbills passing overhead on the way to the hide.
 A seawatch from the Ynyslas brickhouse proved to be a good decision as within a few minutes I had found two Puffins sat on the sea, the pair then flew and relanded next to some Guillemots (for a nice size comparison of the two species), before heading off north again. The heat haze made it difficult to to tell whether they landed again after that.
 The Ring-billed Gull and 2 Cattle Egrets were still on Ynys Tachwedd fields this morning.

Edward O'Connor