Friday, 10 February 2012

8th to 10th February

This was a fairly wet, cold and windy period, with few birds around. The only notable species seen during the former two days were three Lapwings on 8th, a Teal on the Narrows on the 9th, and a Dunlin on both days. Despite the very miserable weather, many more birds arrived on the 10th. A Grey Plover on Carreg Yr Honwy was new for the year, whilst 28 Lapwings, two Knots, two Dunlins in a flock of 24 Purple Sandpipers, an adult Ringed Plover and three Bar-tailed Godwits amongst a flock of 117 Oystercatchers were also noted. A female Teal in Solfach was presumed to be the bird from the 9th, whilst two Common Gulls were also seen here and three Snipes and nine Song Thrushes were in the wetlands. At least one Little Owl was heard above Ty Pellaf during this period, whilst the Shelduck flock rose to seven individuals.

Blue Tits and Great Tits continue to join the Chaffinches at the bird feeders
 Two Bar-tailed Godwits and a Knot 
Turnstone-a ringed bird was seen in the usual flock of birds in Solfach 

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