Saturday, 6 May 2017

Ynyslas again

Cattle Egrets were still present on the field again today. First there were two, then three and then I watched a fourth fly in from the north and drop onto the field only to then fly off east. A while later there were four again and they all flew, two returned to the field and two headed off north east down the estuary.

A Yellow Wagtail very briefly dropped onto the Egret field as well. The Ring-billed Gull was still on the ploughed field and showed quite well for most of the time I was there. A Lesser Whitethroat was singing from the garden near the Leri Boatyard and there were two Whinchat around Glandwr. A seawatch from the brickhouse produced an Osprey flying north around 11:30am. Along with a good movement of Hirundines, probably 80+ House Martins, 500+ Swallows, 20+ Swifts and a few Sand Martins in around a 2 hour seawatch. Only a matter of time before I get one with a red rump!

Edward O'Connor