Monday, 10 May 2021

Ynyslas and Glandwr Pools

 A windswept walk at Ynyslas today, taking in the beach, dunes and saltmarsh, then onto Glandwr Pools, and returning via Ynys Tachwedd. 

33 bird species were recorded in total, plus our first Small Heath and Wall butterflies of the year. 

The highlights were our first swift of the year, and what we concluded was a distant Marsh Harrier quartering over Cors Fochno, and dropping into the vegetation. The bird was mid-brown all over (no white rump).  The head appeared to be a similar colour to the body, not noticeably cream -coloured. 

The full list was: reed warbler, sedge warbler, reed bunting, whitethroat, cuckoo, willow warbler, wheatear (group of 6 at the edge of the saltmarsh), curlew, oystercatcher, little egret, linnet, swift, marsh harrier, goldfinch, gannet, ringed plover, dunlin, heron, kestrel, red kite, skylark,  mipit, swallow, starling, and the usual array of blackbird, dunnock, robin, pied wagtail, canada goose, house sparrow, mallard, wood pigeon, and herring gull

Aline Denton, Angie Polkey, Elaine Izett