Monday, 4 January 2010

It has been a better week with more birds about - a good start to the New Year. We have escaped the snow (sadly!) but temperatures have been just above freezing with a strong North-Easterly wind most of the time.The Firecrest in Cristin Pines and the Black Redstart in Henllwyn are still around.

Sunday 27th- Nothing to report.

Monday 28th-The Grey plover was in Solfach and further out there was a Mediterranean gull and a Common Scoter.

Tuesday 29th-The Grey Plover was still in Solfach along with a Dunlin, 4 Mediterranean Gulls were out at sea.

Wednesday 30th-A quiet day with 5 Mediterranean Gulls being the highlight.

Thursday 31st- The Dunlin was again in Solfach whilst a Red-Throated Diver and 3 Mediterranean Gulls were also seen. In the afternoon 2 Mistle Thrushes were in the arable fields.

Friday 1st- New Years day brought some fairly interesting birds with a Dunlin, a Knot and 2 Mediterranean Gulls.A Red Breasted Merganser landed in solfach as well. Other birds included a Jack Snipe in the wetlands and a single Mistle Thrush in the fields.

Saturday 2nd- The Knot and Dunlin were still in Solfach whilst out at sea a Common Scoter and a Mediterranean Gull were seen. A Jack Snipe was on the South End.

Sunday 3rd-There was a large feeding flock of Gulls in Solfach containing mainly Black Headed Gulls but in amongst them were 3 Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Gull. The Knot and Dunlin were still around. 7 Golden Plover arrived in the afternoon.

Golden Plover (C) Ben Porter

Mediterranean Gull (C) Ben Porter

Knot (C) Ben Porter

Mediterranean Gull (C) Ben Porter

Mistle Thrush (C) Ben Porter

Dunlin (C) Ben Porter

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