Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Cilgerran (Again)

As I needed to be up Cardigan way this morning I popped into Cilgerran for a couple of hours hoping for the Bittern at the Kingfisher Hide. My luck was in as it appeared within 15 mins soon after 10 a.m. on the edge of the reeds over to the right. It was a brief encounter as it flew off to the right over the reeds after a few minutes and had not returned when I left at 12:15 p.m.

Otherwise it was pretty quiet with 7 Teal (asleep for all but the last 15 mins), 4 Mallard and a Little Grebe which spent 10 mins or so trying, and eventually succeeding, in swallowing what looked like an Elver. Over the trees in the distance a Sparrowhawk cruised over, a male Goosander flew past and 2 Red Kites were also seen.