Friday, 23 July 2021


 At Ynyslas this morning on a rising tide there were few birds at the Leri mouth, 4 Whimbrels, 6 Dunlin, 1 each of Curlew, Ringed Plover, & Redshank.  I could hear and see the screeching Terns over at the point so I yomped round.  On the beach I  counted 144 Sandwich Terns both adults and juveniles and there were probably another 50 in the air, 50 + Dunlin, 9 Sanderling, 2 Turnstones, 4 Ringed Plover and 4 Med Gulls. I didn't go all the way round to avoid disturbing the birds there.

A brief walk partway along the Aberleri track yielded 1 Snipe which flew up from the reeds, 1 Sedge Warbler still singing and 2 Stonechats.

15mins at Glandyfi layby with water levels high but receding yielded only 1 Common Sand and a squadron of 14 Goosanders heading up river.

Martin Creaser