Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Around Ynyslas

The highlight of a brief stop at Aberystwyth was a passing Shelduck, then on to Borth where I had a good look at the sea between Upper Borth and Ynyslas turn.  No sign of Chris's Scaup, just 285 Common Scoter.
At Ynyslas the 11 pale-bellied Brents were showing well and the King Eider was in typical "resting on a sandbank" pose.
An addition to the usual waders were two Greenshank, which flew around the mouth of the Leri before disappearing up the Dyfi.
Elaine and Ian turned up and we walked to the boatyard, where a Snipe flew over. Returning, I met Andre Morgan, then Andy, a visiting birder who I had met last year at Ynys-hir.  Three Pintail had joined the hundreds of Wigeon.
Ynys Tachwedd fields continue to hold large numbers of birds.  There were 85 Fieldfares in one field next to the caravan park and hundreds of waders scattered around.  Majority were Golden Plover, with fewer Lapwings today, plus 15 Dunlin and 55 Redshank.