Friday, 22 January 2016

A change in the weather over the passed fews days as seen it go from flat calm too strong winds gusting upwards of 35mph.

A Red-throated Diver made an appearance at the north end in the morning flying straight towards the north hide before resting on the sea sixty meters or so off shore. It gave fantastic views as it slid under water (unlike a shags which take a small hop when diving under) in search of food. Otherwise very quiet at sea, 114 Guillemots, three Razorbills and 24 Kittiwakes passed by during a watch.

An adult Peregrine was on fine form again with low flights throughout the day, occasionally hovering like a kestrel before skimming the fields and gaining height again. Three Song Thrushes in the wetlands, a Stonechat at the farm, Meadow Pipit on the side of the mountain, five Chaffinches on the main track, a couple of Wrens, Robins and only singles of Dunnock and Blackbird made for a very quiet day north of the narrows.

The long and slender footprints of Moorhens

Around the narrows it was business as usual 28 Curlews rested on Carreg yr Honwy (an outcrop of rocks just off shore), seven Redshank Noisily darted across the bays, eight Turnstones kept hidden between seaweed strewn rocks, 12 Mallards bobbed at the entrance of the slipway and two Ravens picked over the fresh remains of a Grey Seal.

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for the updates! aNY woodcock about?