Sunday, 25 March 2018

Ynyslas yesterday

A decent passage of Meadow Pipits was evident this morning at Ynyslas with 225 from 6:30am - 8:00am, the passage continued throughout the morning, I should think 900-1000 passed over the point during the morning. A couple of Skylarks, a Siskin and 9 alba Wagtails flew north as well. The Wagtails that I got good views of appeared to be Whites.
A nice bonus was a rather tatty looking ringtail Hen Harrier that appeared at the point and then proceeded to fly north over the estuary at some height. Other birds included a female Bullfinch and a male Wheatear in the dunes and a Chiffchaff in the Aberleri carr. Another ringtail Hen Harrier was hunting around Glandwr and a pair of Goosanders were on the Leri, with 6 pale-bellied Brent Geese near the Leri mouth.
10 Red-breasted Mergansers and 5 Great Crested Grebes were feeding in the estuary. A Bar-tailed Godwit was at the tern posts with a flock of c.400 Golden Plover and a Turnstone.
Edward O'Connor