Saturday, 12 June 2021

Aberporth and Mwnt

 We visited Aberporth and then Mwnt for the first time yesterday. Here's what we saw:


Chough. One pair often obvious over beach and bay. Red Kite. 1 "Baywatch" bird checking out the many washed up Jellyfish..Gannet, Manxies & Kittiwakes offshore. House Martin. Good numbers nesting around the clifftop properties. Healthy numbers of clifftop nesting Spuggies. A few Linnet & a nesting Greenfinch pair. Lots of stranded Jellyfish spp.

MWNT evening 

40+ Greylag Geese in V-shape skein high over carpark heading towards New Quay and probably beyond. Heard well before seen. Obviously on the move.
Sand Martin clifftop colony with many active nest burrows. Birds coming and going all the time.
Pair of Buzzard. Light and normal morph. Pale one had caught a Bunny, which it fed on for some time, before handing it over in an "aerial snatchpass" to the normal morph. Which had been waiting sometime for a look in.
Many House Martin around the Sand Martin colony and Swallows prospecting the toilet block (even entering the Ladies rest room!)
Pair Stonechat. Fledging Wrens. Peregrine upsetting the Herring Gull colony.
2 Skylark on road back to Aberporth.

Phil Baber & Pam Buckle