A Green Woodpecker was calling today at Llangeitho, first here, but not heard again, maybe moving through
Soon after arriving at the beach car park I spotted a familiar figure at the far end of the flooded field. I headed down there and Mr Davis (for it was he) and I joined forces. John found a Common Sandpiper and I heard a Whimbrel.. Also on the beach were four Turnstones, a Whimbrel, a Curlew and a Redshank. Two more Whimbrel passed by unseen. as did at least one Sandwich Tern and a House Martin, both heard by John.
Among the large numbers of Sand Martins around the cliff colonies (at least 25 in one flock), a few Swallows passed, Offshore, a few Gannets and a Shelduck went south. As we approached the lime kilns on the way back, who should come along but Ian Morris. A long chat later we continued on our way, passing 20 Ringed Plovers on the beach, which I managed to miss.
Back at the car park John and I decided to have a good look at the ploughed field by the approach road. Between us we found a Lesser Black-backed, seven Common and a Med Gull, six Wheatears (in addition to at least two by the flood earlier), and a White Wagtail.
I paid a fleeting visit to Cors Fochno car park this morning. There were four wheatear in a small flock with a couple of stonechat in the sheep fields on the way down from the road. Willow warblers and chiffchaff everywhere in the willow car. On the larger pond were a pair of gadwall. At Ynyslas there were a few sandwich terns on the saltmarsh posts - and a lengthy queue of visitors waiting to get on the sands. Must be summer.
Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron this morning. Highlights of 53 bird species were Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Swallow, Goosander(×2 female on the top pool at Aberaeron), Common Redstart, Dipper, Stock Dove and GS Woodpecker.
A walk on Monday evening down to Salem where I saw about 20 stock doves. They were in two groups in conifers where they are still roosting communally. On the way down a peregrine was seen carrying prey.
On a walk down to Salem on Saturday there were two redstarts.