Monday, 21 November 2016

The Teifi this Winter

Before we left in September the Teifi estuary gave me a feel that we had regained some of our estuarine feeding habitat. Whether sand movements have uncovered food sources or more likely the food sources have grown and are now within reach of birds is interesting. Sightings over the weekend compliment Wendy's WeBS.
Almost 500 Wigeon are grazing the main estuary. Small  feeding flocks of Dunlin are developing, and Knot, Grey Plover, and Bar-tailed Godwits are present. A Greenshank is with the Redshank, roost now up to 40 birds. These are large numbers for the Teifi in recent years and we look forward to see what this nucleus of feeding birds may attract....
From the River View Point, 5 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye. c8 Little Egrets are still around.
(sev obs)