Friday, 27 November 2015

North Pembs

A passing look at the Teifi from the Railings produced a red-head Red-breasted Merganser, not a regular visitor to our estuary.

Far more interesting - though just outside the county boundary. Wendy caught a first winter male Blackcap amongst  Apple trees weighing a whopping 22g. On migration we catch many Blackcaps and we rarely find one this heavy or fat with 16-17g the usual weight.
Are there many gardens with Blackcaps this Winter ?
Or Chiffs....or maybe a Firecrest ?