Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Fairly calm and mild this morning so I had a walk along Tanybwlch to Allt Wen (and back), after finding just one Purple Sandpiper on the stone jetty.
Still plenty of water in the fields which attracted 26 Oystercatchers, eight Curlews, three Redshank and a Lapwing.  A Ringed Plover on the beach was my first there for quite some time.
During a 15 minute seawatch six Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver flew north, a Guillemot was on the sea and a Harbour Porpoise was moving north.
I managed to photograph the Chough near Allt Wen, after first seeing it and reading the ring number 5H when it was near the harbour. For further information on this bird, see feedback from Adrienne Stratford on the blog on 7th Jan and 20th Jan. Two others also flew over.