Saturday, 9 October 2021

The leucistic Oystercatcher

 Yesterday I was pleased to see the leucistic Oystercatcher in Llansantffraed Bay at high tide.  This bird was first seen in August 2005 and has returned to this stretch of coast every year since, to spend the autumn and winter with us.  Some of us have often wondered where it goes in the breeding season.  The roost only held a few more Oystercatchers and 17 Curlews.  The only other birds of note were 27 Med Gulls which flew south close inshore in about 10 minutes.

At Ynyslas on the rising tide this morning, just five Golden Plovers, two Ringed Plovers and three Dunlin.