Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Glaucous Gull - Teifi

I was on Patch late afternoon more in hope than knowledge looking for Grey Phalaropes....
Arfon rang from the Gull View Point where he had picked up a small 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull. I couldn't see the bird from Patch. After a drive through Cardigan I was soon onto the Glauc with Arfon and Chris. A 2nd cal yr Yellow-legged Gull, two adult Med Gulls and the leucistic presumed Herring Gull also present.
This bird (see below) was first seen on the Teifi during August 2014 and may be responsible for several sightings around West Wales.

 A drake Red-breasted Merganser, and c270 Lapwings in the estuary too.

(Arfon W, Chris J, Rich D)