Tuesday, 11 July 2017


I went to the Saltings hide at Ynys-hir for the high tide this morning, and had quite an enjoyable mornings birding despite the rain. Loads of birds to be found on the saltings, including 200+ Oystercatchers, 50+ Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 16 Dunlin, 5+ Common Sandpipers, 22+ Goosanders, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and at least 1 Med Gull roosting with the Black-headed's. On the Marian Mawr pools were 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and fairly good numbers of Teal. 

Edward O'Connor