Saturday, 24 March 2012

Orme and Madryn

It was good to see so many familiar faces on the Orme this morning and the male Black Redstart was certainly much appreciated, although rather flighty as it fed along the stone wall - sometimes squabbling with the Mipits and Wheatears.

Plenty of other migrants kept us on our toes including a lone Golden Plover that circled the limestones calling before heading back north, Siskins, Redpolls, Goldcrests and it was strange to hear Chiffchaffs singing from the Gorse.

I headed over to Morfa Madryn later in the afternoon in the hope of relocating the Glossy Ibis seen this morning. No sign of that, but the Lapwings were certainly in full Spring mode and a pair of Barnacle Geese were the first I've seen here - aptly associating with a motley assortment of Greylags, Canadas and hybrids! A smart Peacock butterfly was also my first of the Spring.


  1. Peacock butterfly also on the Orme at the gun site this morning Chris along with a common tortoiseshell and large white. A black guillemot was on the sea off here also.

  2. Nice shots. Good to see the migrants at last moving.