Thursday, 16 August 2012

Mid Wales migration highway!

Wow! What a day. Spent the day around the Dyfi Estuary. Highlights as follows:-
Ynys las- adult Sabine's Gull flying out of the estuary. 4 Black Terns, 4 Little Terns, Arctic Tern, 7 Common Tern, 250+ Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Skua, ad. Curlew Sandpiper, 450+ Ringed Plover, 300+ Dunlin, Knot, Greenshank, Whimbrel, 15 Sanderling, 8 Turnstone.
Morfa Bychan- Balearic Shearwater flying south amongst 250+ Manxies.
Aberystwyth - 16 Mediterranean Gulls on the playing fields.
Llanrhystyd- 200+ Mediterranean Gulls off the caravan park. Many coming to bread inc 20+ juveniles!
Sabs Gull from Canada, Black Terns from eastern Europe, Curlew Sand from Siberia, Balearic Shearwater from the Med, Skuas and Waders from Iceland and Scandanavia, Terns on their way to Africa etc............Seems like all routes lead to the Ceredigion coast today. . Isn't migration amazing! 

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