Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Teifi - Coot etc...

A Coot seen in front of Creek Hide over the last few days is a ridiculously unusual bird on the Teifi.
 -- Reminds me of the Coot we saw sitting on the end of a raft of Manx Shearwaters, 2 km southwest of Grassholm on the 21st August 2002.

14 Redshank opposite the Quay today was good, and c15 Teal with 50+ Mallard shows the ducks are returning.

Swallow numbers roosting are well down this year, often not reaching more than 100 per night.

This a fat juvenile Sedge Warbler, 17.5g this morning, was 10.8g nine days ago. 

Sedge Warbler passage is poor too, this supports several other reporting sites (eg Mark Grantham in Cornwall) and surely the increased percentage of adults indicates a poor breeding season...

(Rich D and Wendy J)