Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ynyslas and ringed Herring Gull history

The orange ringed (C+G) Herring Gull that was on Ynys Tachwedd fields a couple of days ago was originally ringed in Oct. 2015 on the Camel Estuary down in Somerset. The ringer is interested in the locations of Herring Gull breeding colonies within Ceredigion, so if anybody has any information I'd be grateful to receive it.

There was quite the gull feeding frenzy in the mouth of the Dyfi estuary this morning, big numbers of mainly adult Herring and Black-headed Gulls were feeding on what looked like Sand eels. They were joined by Kittiwakes, Gannets and Manxies. Amazing seeing the latter shearing in and out of the estuary. At the point there were 8 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and two resting Kittiwakes. The King Eider drew quite the crowd (for Ceredigion) today, and it was still in the Leri mouth when I saw it this morning. The ploughed field at Ynys Tachwedd attracted a Whinchat and an adult Common Gull.
Edward O'Connor