Monday, 24 November 2014
It was a lovely calm day with clear skies in the morning and grey clouds moving in later n the day. A Whooper Swan flew over the Ty Pellaf Wetlands in the early hours, briefly settling in Henllwyn, and then dropping in on Pwll Cain for a little while later in the morning. At least three Chiffchaffs were present in the withies and at Ty Pellaf, along with two Redwings, three Song Thrushes and eight Stonechats. The Merlin was seen around Solfach mid-morning, where the usual Hooded Crow remained amongst the Choughs and Starlings. Out to sea, a minimum of 200 Black-headed Gulls and Kittiwakes were seen feeding off the West Side, although the massive 2000-strong flock of gulls remained about 6 miles distant and thus still out of 'reach' for any land-based seawatching.
Grey Seal Bull
Common Starling making itself look quite impressive in a dispute with a Turnstone
There are plenty of Stonechats about, with at least eight pairs between Plas and The Narrows alone. One particular pair have taken to feeding along the banks and on the beach around The Narrows