Tuesday, 26 March 2013

With the wind firmly set in the East, it was much the same on the bird front as in the last few days. A Black Redstart was seen around the Narrows in the morning, along with five Wheatears; ten Chiffchaffs and 15 Goldcrests in the plantation were no doubt the same birds which have been present for the last week! Two Song Thrushes and a Redwing were new arrivals in the wetlands.
The Sandwich Tern remained in Solfach throughout the day, and a Woodcock was flushed from the unusual location in the middle of the Narrows; a Water Rail was heard in the withies. Two Buzzards continued to take a good deal of pestering from the local crows and gulls, and a Merlin was seen briefly over Ty Pellaf in the afternoon.

 This drab and rather skulky Black Redstart fed around the western coast of The Narrows throughout the day
 Low numbers of Wheatears preside around the coast, most of which are smart males such as this one
 Stonechat in a brief snow flurry
 Some decent counts of Oystercatchers in recent days have included 116 individuals in Henllwyn
The Sandwich Tern continued to feed of the west side

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