Friday, 31 July 2015

Marloes Mere and Pickleridge Pools

Circuit of the Marloes peninsula. Marloes Mere pair Tufties, 3 Teal and c40 Mallard, a heron dropping in flushed a Dunlin. 2 bright Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff. The Grasshopper warbler is in full song again. Moorhen with a couple of new chicks. Plenty of Swallows (100?). Couple of graded fields towards Martins Haven had approx 100 Linnet, c50 Starlings (majority Juveniles) and 10 Pied wagtails. Plenty of young birds in the hedgerows. Lots of Gannet activity between mainland and Skokholm, whilst watching, a flock of a dozen Scoter passed heading eastwards. Deer Park quiet. Quick look in the Pools at the Gann. 2 Teal, 2 Little grebe, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and a Redshank. Richard, thanks for the news on the Whimbrel, obviously likes the Gann.