Thursday, 3 March 2011

The north-easterly wind had picked up during the night and added a considerable chill to the air. An Arctic Skua was by far the highlight of the day; flying from Traeth Ffynnon, over cafn and over the narrows to head back out to sea on the other side of the narrows. A couple of Teals were inland on the small ponds and three Wigeons joined the usual Mallards in the late afternoon. Other birds included the three Ring Plovers in Henllwyn, a Song Thrush at Ty Pellaf and a Merlin on the west side.

This Arctic Skua was the earliest record by a month and four days, putting a considerable gap between the previous early record.
Wigeon. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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