Saturday, 18 December 2010

After the frequent hail and snow showers subsided, by midday, thushes and Skylarks seemed to drop out of the sky. The highlights of a more productive day included a Little Egret over the narrows and the ringed Firecrest turning up in Cristin Garden. Incredible numbers of Skylarks were seen with the majority feeding in the stubble fields below Ty Pellaf; over 350 were scattered around. Thrushes also arrived en masse with counts coming to: 24 Blackbirds, 8 Fieldfare, 110 Redwings, 62 Song Thrushes and three Mistle Thrushes. Joining the four Ringed Plovers on the narrows, eight Lapwings and a couple Golden Plovers fed amongst them. A couple Jack Snipe and eleven Snipe were flushed in the wetlands.

A huge influx of Skylarks was seen today considering that hardly any have been seen recently.
Fieldfares(upper) and Mistle Thrushes(lower) were amongst the other thrushes that flew in high after the wind had eased.
A few Common Gulls(above) headed inland along with Black headed Gulls.
Choughs continue to feed on Solfach despite the frequent showers. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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