Sunday, 3 October 2021


 An early visit to Llanrhystud beach this morning showed an increased area of standing water in the flooded field but only a Canada goose in occupation, which flew off to the south. A little later a small party of Canada geese flew over northward accompanied by a single barnacle goose. A little later again a single barnacle goose flew south very low and close in. 

Out at sea there were distant views of parties of auks - the few that were close enough to attempt ID all looked like razorbills, gannets, kittiwakes and 2 Arctic Skuas worked together chasing down gulls.
On the point south of the lime kilns were a few curlew and oystercatcher, a flock of med gulls, around 80 golden plover. A single swallow passed south and at least one wheatear was on the beach. 2 drake wigeon also flew south.

John Woodruff