Friday, 25 March 2016

Castlemartin Corse

The golden plover flock noted last Tuesday (22nd) were again sitting tight in the bare field on Gupton just upslope from the Hereford bulls, about half of them in or coming into summer plumage. A female merlin was perched near the hide. One, perhaps two, Cetti's sang near the pines. All the usual small birds, with lots of song. We put up about a dozen snipe; about 25 teal, 2 mallard, a little egret, a heron and two cormorants were in or around the reedbed. Chough on the north side, as the other day.

No sign of marsh harrier, though, unless Karen whom we met as we were walking back knows any different!