467 Common Teal, 23 Shoveler, 36 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard and 2 pairs Wigeon on No 6 tank. A female Sparrowhawk was watching from a tree stump but made no attempt in concealing itself. A flock of 26 Common Snipe were spooked by shooting on the marsh
7 Raven continue to settle down with a group of 5 Common Buzzard on No 5 tank.
The Lapwing, Golden Plover and Dunlin flocks were constantly disturbed from the resting/feeding areas by weekend pheasant shooters from the fields adjacent to No 6 tank.
Guide D’Isidoro, WSM.
Guido enjoying his desert. Image by WSM.
I very rarely get to go on a ‘twitch’ these days, but when Guido offered me a lift to Rhyl in North Wales to see the Desert Wheatear resistance was futile. I thought you might like to see how tame this little beauty performed today. No excuses, except it was a little quiet at ‘Frodders’.
Guido found an Iceland Gull at Llandulas and 8 Velvet Scoters were the highlights from watching the hundreds of Common Scoters leap frogging each other in the feeding waters off shore.