Monday, 24 July 2017

Ynyslas yesterday and today

Two more visits to the morning high tides, with Ed yesterday and John today. Similar numbers and variety in the wader roost at the point over the past three days (see Sat posting), but with at least 25 Sanderling yesterday and three Turnstones today.
Sandwich Terns around 15 - 20 each day, joined this morning by two Med Gulls near the posts.
Interesting yesterday to watch a small party of Manx Shearwaters come in and fly inland up the estuary, then later two Gannets heading downriver and out to sea.
Finally, the King Eider is still on the river. For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, just scan the river from the beach car park.  A good time to see it now, as it's the only duck on the estuary at the moment.    
Time for a change of scene tomorrow, I think.