Friday, 19 August 2016

Glossy Ibis, Little Stints and wader movement

The Glossy Ibis was still feeding at Pembroke Lower Millpond this morning (eat your heart out Derek), in the company of at least four Black-tailed Godwits, two Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper.

Elsewhere, at the Rhoscrowther shore of Angle Bay, there was a mixed flock of c.300 waders including two very well-marked juvenile Little Stints, 20+ Sanderlings, 3 Turnstones, c.250 Dunlin, 50+ Ringed Plover, Oystercatchers and Curlews.

Also, on West Angle Beach, there were c.20 Sanderlings, 3+ Dunlin, 3+ Ringed Plovers, three Turnstones, a Sandwich Tern and four Knots - including what appeared to be at least two partially melanistic birds (with black breasts) that provoked a brief rush of adrenaline.

Finally, I am really pleased to to hear that Paul's id of the eagle was correct and less than impressed that people who should have known better tried to discredit what could have been an exceptional record for the county.  There was nothing in Paul's photographs that ruled out White-tailed Eagle, as the note below from Emma confirms.