A number of large gulls gathered in the North West Fields, along with the eight Pink-footed Geese still resident, and smaller numbers of gulls around the Narrows, 31 Herring Gulls and nine Greater Black-baked Gulls being the totals.
The coupling of the incoming tide and the swell had pushed a lot of the birds up onto the grassy fields of the Narrow where they picked amongst the sodden grass and temporary flood pools a result of the deluge the night before. A mixed flock of 33 Curlews, 48 Oystercatchers and seven Redshanks were the bulk of the activity, although a Grey Heron passed over Henllwyn. Nearby nine Choughs, and a number of other corvids picked through the stagnant seaweed piles whilst below seven Turnstones feed close to the shoreline and four Rock Pipits were recorded. Grey Seals around the Narrows numbered 32 today, not high in comparison with counts here that can sometimes be a couple of hundred individuals, it was also pleasant to see the odd pup every now and then as we come to the end of our pupping season.
|Still the odd un moulted Grey Seal pups in some of the bays, this one looking particularly content!|