Sunday, 20 July 2014

Early morning Menai birding

Superb morning on the Menai Straits this morning walking from Llanfairfechan to Aber and back. 
High tide birds included 14 Med Gulls; 4 Juvs, 9 adults and a 1st summer. 100+ of both Sandwich Terns  and Common Gulls amongst the 800+ Black heads. Waders included 2 Whimbrel, 40+ redshank, 3 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. 50+ R B Mergansers too.
I was surprised to hear a Yellowhammer down there and picked up a juv/ female bird flying west. 3 Redstarts were along the path while a super Kingfisher fed in the stream by Madryn. 2 juv peregrine were hunting and easily took out 2 Lapwing with no fight at all.
Ad Med Gull still at Colwyn Bay on way back. 

Two juv Med Gulls with an adult- local breeding birds?

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