Wednesday, 1 March 2017

High tide at Ynys-hir

It's always a gamble on a very high tide where to go on the Dyfi estuary and for this morning's 5.5m I decided on the Ynys Feurig hide, accompanied by Edward.
A good decision, as large numbers of waders were pushed up onto the Breakwater fields. From a very large number of Redshank (204), between us we picked out Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Dunlin and at least two Knot.
Curlew must have numbered over 500 when we arrived as soon afterwards at least 300 flew off, but there were still 200 min when John and Bob joined us later.
The usual large numbers of Teal and a few Wigeon were joined by two Shoveler, three Pintail and a Barnacle Goose.
The wing-tagged Marsh Harrier made several appearances, favouring the railway embankment.
I had started at Aberystwyth where an adult Med Gull was in South Bay.
Decided to go via Borth, where the Snow Bunting was still shuffling around in the little car park opposite the golf clubhouse.