Monday, 1 February 2010

With fewer birds around, January finished quietly. Looking back, it has been a mixed month with amazing numbers of  Lapwing, Golden Plover, Woodcock and Snipe, with the odd scarcer bird thrown in, for instance Wigeon, Red-Breasted Merganser and a lovely Little Gull.
This week was perhaps the quietest week of the month, but the numbers of seabirds on the East side continue to rise and more birds are singing in the morning (despite the return to winter temperatures!). I now consider the Black Redstart and Firecrest to be residents as they have been here for a month and a half now. Very high tides towards the end of the week (2nd highest of the year) did push more Gulls and Waders higher up the beach in Solfach.

Monday 25th- A Lapwing was in Henllwyn whilst a Mistle Thrush was in the arable fields.

Tuesday 26th- A Ringed Plover was feeding in solfach with the turnstones and the Mistle Thrush was still about.

Wednesday 27th- A quiet day with 2 Ring Plover being the highlight.

Thursday 28th- Nothing to report!

Friday 29th- Still nothing!

Saturday 30th- A higher tide pushed 32 Black Headed and 19 Common Gulls into solfach

Sunday 31st- An even higher tide and stronger winds pushed 24 Black Headed Gulls and 16 Common Gulls close to the hide.

Common Gull (C) Ben Porter

Turnstone (C) Ben Porter

Whimbrel (C) Ben Porter

Buzzard (C) Ben Porter

Merlin (C) Ben Porter

Skylark (C) Ben Porter

1 comment:

  1. The 'big' blog looks GREAT

    Jim Rufford