Monday, 6 April 2020

PEN DINAS, ABERYSTWYTH

   Given that this is a very short walk from home it really came up trumps this morning:
  A reeling Grasshopper Warbler was the first highlight, the burst of song coming from some close scrub. (A good early date for this species.)
   21 Chough were flying noisily about the summit and soon a Peregrine came into view circling close to them. It drifted away from them but was soon back and the flock of Chough eventually drove it off and it flew southwards towards Allt-wen. A noisy Raven seemed relieved at its departure.
   Later, at 9am a group of loudly calling Herring Gulls above us caught our attention and we noticed the cause of their distress: an Osprey, high over Pen Dinas.