Sunday, 8 April 2012

A glossy finish to the Foryd WeBS count

The morning was spent doing the monthly WeBS count at Foryd Bay. Whimbrel, black tailed godwit and common sandpiper were noteworthy but the best bird was undoubtedly a Glossy ibis, flying over RSPB Morfa Dinlle reserve, early this afternoon. Luckily it landed by the new pool which is viewable from the embankment footpath at O.S grid reference SH447576. It remained in this vicinity for a good half hour and then flew off briefly only to return to the same spot where it continued foraging for worms. Unfortunately, my digi camera wasn’t working due to a flat battery. But somehow I managed to take this semi-decent flight photo with my iphone! I left it in peace at 1.00pm. Please note that there is no public access on the reserve :0( but there are plenty of vanatage points from the embankment footpaths and the road:0)
Other birds of note: 180 pale bellied brent geese, 87 barwits, 7 grey plovers and 6 sandwich terns.


  1. Cracking find Simon, so much habbo for one there. I went looking for the reported bird at Madryn today by bike! but not surprisingly now, didnt find it. What was surprising though was I didnt know anyone willing or able to twitch it which was a shame. Cattle Egret next!? That pool by the farm on north section looks textbook.

  2. Apparently it or another was seen on Thursday at Plas Bog near Llyn Traffwll by Ken's mate Pat!

  3. Still present today. Yeah we're long over due for a good twitchable Cattle Egret up here!