Thursday, 9 April 2015

Black Redstart at South Stack and Black Redshank ( well almost) at Malltraeth Cob

No sign today of the Avocet at Malltraeth Cob but a Spotted redshank moulting into its black breeding plumage was with c.35 Black tailed Godwits. Nearby as usual the Red Squirrels are showing well in Newborough Forest at the Llyn Parc Mawr car park, and Crossbills were seen gathering grit in the nearby car park at the start of the path to the cob pool (per DW). Cettis were calling at Llyn  Cerrig Bach  as usual. The LT Ducks were still on the inland sea yesterday but I couldn't spot them from the anchorage today. I did see TK who had just come from South Stack. He'd had a female type Black redstart on the steps going down to the lighthouse (only c. 12 steps down). Other news Ken Croft had a Ring Ouzel near South Stack plantation and singing Blackcap. Singing Blackcaps were also at Llyn Parc Mawr and I just had a nice male in my back garden in Cemaes.
A Twite was photographed at South Stack yesterday by David Cottam (NWBAWS- FB page).
Also yesterday on the 8th April John Baker had a late Redwing near Llanfairynghornwy.

1 comment:

  1. We have a pair of black redstarts nesting in a nest box in our garden in Montgomeryshire. Are they known to be in these parts?