Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Mostly around Ynyslas

 A short stop at Aberystwyth this morning to meet up with Paul before moving on.  13 Turnstones, a 2w Med Gull and a Common Sandpiper were the pick of the birds.  After a chat with Helen we headed for  Ynyslas, where Martin arrived shortly afterwards.  From the Tern posts plenty of Dunlin and Ringed Plovers on the rising tide, but many of them flew off before we could count them.  Otherwise, five Redshank flew in, followed by three Knot. We would have missed three Choughs which flew north behind us if they hadn't called.

Then who should come along but Red and Peggy Liford; a rare sighting.  They had come from the Leri where they had a Green Sandpiper, a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and two Bar-tailed Godwits.

Martin, Paul and I then continued to the beach near the point, where at least 36 Sanderling were the main attraction and Martin had a flyover Yellow Wagtail.

We ended up at the Leri.  Martin picked up a Sparrowhawk as we arrived and the only waders were two Common Sandpipers.