Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Castlemartin Corse

Despite a bright and sunny morning at the Corse this morning it seemed that birdwise Winter was still holding on with no spring migrants seen. 180 Teal were in front of the reedbed with 5 Mallard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret and a Grey Heron. Plenty of Snipe were flying over the reedbed and, including those flushed as I walked through the marshy areas, I saw 57 altogether. 45 Golden Plover flew over and at the far end of the Corse there were 10 Lapwing, 12 Curlew and 2 Greylags.

A raucous group of 19 Ravens circling and calling, also at the far end, was the largest number I have seen on the Corse. 2 Buzzards were the only raptors seen though a shape in the reedbed being mobbed by crows looked good for the long staying Marsh Harrier. Near Starmans Hall a Cettis Warbler was singing.