Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cattle Egret in Flints and other bits

The Cattle Egret was found on 5th and stayed briefly before relocating to BMW and on occasions straying back into Flints at Shotwick fields.  This is a county first.

The Great White Egret was still on Llyn Tegid/Bala today (9th).

A juv Curlew Sand was on the River Clwyd at Rhyl this afternoon (9th) and Bardsey still held a Wryneck and a Turtle Dove was new in today also.

Yesterday there was 8 Curlew Sands at Malltraeth cob pool and there was a male Redstart on the Great Orme gunsite.

Otherwise the east coast is getting all the glory with the SE and E airflow so get the car running!


  1. I went out on Sunday full of hope and had sod all bar 2 Greenshanks at Cemlyn and 6 Greenshanks at the Alaw Estuary, Llanfachraeth.

  2. Little stint at Malltreath cob pools today

  3. Eventually got the cattle egret on Sunday. It behaved impeccably by flying around the cattle on our side of the border before landing in front of the hide. If only IMF could be moved 50 m my county list would grow nicely. The pec sand and red n phalarope on Sunday are still missing from my Clwyd list. Other birds I've seen on the Cheshire side but never in Clwyd include lesser yellowlegs, black winged stilt, spotted crake, red backed shrike.