Monday, 2 May 2016

Teifi - Cuckoos, Waders and Warblers still present this morning from Otter Hide ...(the Mud Hut) near the Water Buffalo !

Two birds were first seen on the 30th April - Patch lifers for some regulars of the Teifi.
The second bird a nice hepatic female..

(Cuckoo photos - Tommy Evans)

c30 Whimbrel on Patch and Poppit with a couple flying over the marsh this morning.
Around the estuary, 10 Ringed Plover and a few Dunlin. Only one Dunlin on Patch this morning but we did see 3 feeding on the river in the Reserve yesterday.

Our Constant Effort Site ringing starts tomorrow, but we have been monitoring numbers elsewhere on the Reserve. There is a Grasshopper Warbler regularly reeling below Heron Hide, and though few Reed Warblers around, we do appear to be seeing a very heavy early Sedge Warbler passage. More birds than other sites are recording so far. See 120 Sedge Warblers -- what a start to Spring