Sunday, 22 August 2021

Cei Bach and Ynyslas

 At Cei bach on Friday 20/08 the little gull was showing well and a colour-ringed kittiwake details below.

R/Y/metal - O/B/Y (Paris FX24012)

2014. born at pointe du Raz (Plogoff, Finistère, Brittany, France : 48°02N - 04°43W)
2017. prebreeder, sighted on 4 occasions/days, natal cliff, sexed as male
2018. prebreeder, sighted on 35 occasions/days, natal cliff
2019. prebreeder, sighted on 29 occasions/days, natal cliff
2020. 1st breeding, natal cliff, failed at egg stage

2020. breeder, adjacent nest, failed at chick stage, last seen in our area 01/08

Also Med gull GREEN R5EE and another WHITE E336. Another colour-ringed kittiwake there but only managed to read the right leg W/O/O.

Today at Ynyslas (point) 178 sandwich terns, 3 common terns, two arctic terns and a juv little tern. 640 ringed plover, 280 dunlin, a turnstone and 16 knot.

Russell Jones