Sunday, 6 August 2017

Ynyslas and Llansantffraed

Very little difference in the numbers of waders at Ynyslas at high tide this morning, the only difference was the addition of a second Knot. Two Chough flew over and a very nice adult Arctic Tern flew out of the estuary. The King Eider still lingers, although remaining distant most of the time.

A cream-headed Marsh Harrier flew south past the lime kilns at Llanrhystud late this morning, really not what I was expecting to see! Along the beach around Llansantffraid there were good numbers of Turnstones, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling. There was a Ringed Plover carrying a coded orange leg flag on its left leg. I can't find the ringing scheme on cr-birding, but I think I remember these birds coming from North Wales. 

Edward O'Connor