Thursday, 2 December 2010

A slightly better day than yesterday saw the odd bird scattered about. The main highlights of the day being: a Mistle Thrush at the farm, a Stock Dove making a brief visit into Traeth Ffynnon and best of all, a couple Pintails that arrived into the flock of Mallards in Solfach late in the afternoon. A further arrival of smaller waders was seen and the usual plovers were inland; five Ringed Plovers, thirteen Golden Plovers, twenty three Lapwings, three Knots and seven Dunlins fed around the beaches and fields. A Jack Snipe and thirteen Snipe were seen in the wetlands. 

A Mistle Thrush fed with the waders in the Donogoch fields for a short while this afternoon.
After arriving to paddle into their usual lagoon for the night, the Mallard flock was found to contain two slimmer, paler-looking birds that, on closer inspection were revealed to be Pintails.
Lapwings continue to provide good photo opportunities as they feed on the softer ground close-by the houses. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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