Saturday, 13 April 2013

Carmel Head and Cemlyn

During my morning walk around Carmel Head with Richard Birch our highlight was obviously the flock of five Ring Ouzels. However there were plenty of other things going on. There was a good movement overhead of Meadow Pipits and Goldfinches, especially on "The Head" itself.There were also Siskins, Chaffinches and Greenfinches overhead plus the odd Crossbill. We bumped into another Carmel Head visitor, Mark Sutton, to compare notes. He'd had a a fair few Willow Warblers and Blackcaps along with the Chiffchaffs. We also had two Tree Pipits,about 4 House Martins, 10 Swallows and 20 Sand Martins.We found a Raven's nest with large amounts of rope built into it and we had good views of a Hare. Onto Cemlyn there were 5 Med Gulls, a few good looking Goldies and the even better looking Tony White and Reg Thorpe ;-) The latter was laden down with excessive ornithological-optical appendages! We finished the morning off with a few Purps on the Trwyn and 10+ White Wagtails on the adjacent beach. All in all, not a bad day.

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