Swallow over road near Mydroilyn yesterday afternoon, in a hurry due south.
A real bruiser of a Herring Gull on the beach sports pitch this evening. Appreciably larger than all the other Herring Gulls, very little black in the primary tips and a slightly darker grey on the mantle. Very darkly streaked around head and upper neck, and a less rounded head - long sloping forehead, angled at the rear crown.
Friday evening .Re the Great Skua post, there was a Great Skua on the edge of a gull feeding frenzy near the green channel buoy off the sand dunes at around 6pm. The gulls flew off first and later the Skua showing pale wing flashes. I was viewing with scope at the platform on top of the dunes. It flew off northwards, not harassing any gulls, towards the estuary mouth and river, then disappeared behind the dunes. I have no doubt it was a (the) Great Skua.
Good numbers of Redwing and Starlings around our cottage just outside Llanddewi Brefi . Having stripped our Rowan berries they will now start on the Hawthorn. Rather surprised there were no other thrushes with the Redwing .
This picture was taken at Ynyslas yesterday evening, from the golf course car park. The bird was preening but seemed unsteady on its feet and didn't move off when people walked fairly close by.