Wednesday, 18 April 2018


  Jill and I spent some time at Ynyslas during the rising high tide early this morning and the LRP and KP were not amongst the Dunlin, Ringed Plovers and Sanderling when we watched them from very close quarters. Whimbrel were  a little further away. 4 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Red--breasted Mergansers were also seen from near the tern posts.

  Later, at Llanrhystud there were 19 White Wagtails by the beach car park and on the adjacent damp field.
  At Newquay we saw only 2 Razorbills on the cliff ledges. No other auks were visible from the cliff-top path. Hopefully this was just one of those 'away days' that the birds take before finally settling down. The recent stormy weather may well have caused finding food rather difficult and so they were off fishing. It was low tide, yet some waves were crashing into the base of the cliffs with spray splashing up to the nesting ledges. During the recent very high tides, the huge waves may well have inundated some of those ledges.
 A couple of Ravens posed nicely:
That's it. Hungary tomorrow!