Sunday, 15 January 2012
Surf Scoters - extreme range birding!
The two Surf Scoters were again showing off beach house road ableit distantly! It was a case of extreme birding at times, however those who got there during the morning went home at least happy to have seen the two distant blobs (twitch above). Five Velvet Scoter were also amongst the thousands and thousands of Common Scoters here. Nearby at Pensarn, a cracking drake Eider was just offshore and another 2 Velvet Scoters were off here. A superb flock of 180+ Sanderlings were whizzing around the beach too. The 11 Snow Buntings and Great Northern Diver were also showing well at Rhyl. Several lovely 'argentatus' Herrings again showed well at Abergele Recycling centre, surely this site will pull in a few more white-wingers before the end of the winter. Lastly a Short eared Owl put on a good show at Kinmel Bay in the fading light.
Elswhere, the Kunmlein's was seen again at Pont llyfni