Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Phone call from Phil this a.m. alerted me that 9 Common Scoter had been reported from Rhaslas. I was on the hospital run so couldn't get there until 11:30 when 7 birds still remained. Birds still present at 17:10 when Geri noted them when walking the dogs. Well done to the early morning birder, second record for the site, Geri had 3 in April 1997.
No mud at Rhaslas, (no summer water extraction, no dust suppression at Ffos yr Fran, no one cares) so waders thin on the ground at the moment with just occasional singles of redshank (image from the 18th), dunlin, little ringed plover and common sandpiper.
I think this my first black-tailed skimmer from Rhaslas (image from the 6th) has anyone else had them there.

1 comment:

  1. Some Good records Mike and glad you got them and i see two Common Scoter at Lliangorse Lake and could be the two you missed earlier.