Sunday, 21 June 2015


I was rather surprised to find a Lapwing sitting in the middle of a field that looked like suitable breeding habitat while doing one of my Breeding Bird Survey squares this week, since the inland location in the north of the county between Eglwyswrw and Trewiddel is rather a long way from the remnants of our breeding population.

Mind you, there was a Shelduck in the same field last year!

At least four pairs of Yellowhammer there too, and a brood of tiny Mallard ducklings swimming around in a stinky silage pit.