Sunday, 20 April 2014

those year ticks keep coming.

After picking up Gannet, Whitethroat, and Lesser Whitethroat yesterday, the first two around Tutt Head, before coaching and the latter when searching (unsuccessfully) for the Frankies Gull reported down the Gower, it was back to WeBS this morning. a single Coot on Parc Taf Bargoed was new for WeBS and only my second record for the site. A single Reed Warbler was new in, quietly singing to itself up at the setting reedbeds.

For afters I decided to head down to Goldcliffe. In between the showers, picked up 63 Avocet, with no doubt more hidden on the far side of the islands. Some 220 Dunlin were in attendance with a single Sanderling. 9+ Ringed Plover and 4+ LRP (they just would keep still long enough to get a decent count). Over to Boat Lane to pick up the drake Garganey and my first House Martin of the year, bringing the year total to an astounding 164 - I've had more than that by the end of Jan, some years! Can I make 200 this year?

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