Thursday, 29 December 2016

Lapland buntings still Trehill field, Marloes

At least 2 Lapland buntings in the same potato field between Trehill farm and West Hook around 11.30-12.30.  A dozen linnet and 50 Skylark. Everything would frequently flush to the stubble field on the opposite side of the road but they soon return.
Earlier at the Gann: 14 Grey plover, 14 Ringed plover, 8 each of Redshank, Turnstone and Bar tailed godwit, 7 Snipe and a Greenshank. 40 Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 4 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye (m and f). 6 Little grebe. 2 Med gulls (adult and 1w). Chiffchaff snatching flies along the path through the blackthorns from the car park.
Llys-y-fran yesterday evening: Among the c2000 LBB and BH gulls were 2 Yellow legged gulls (An adult and 1w), 3 GBB (2 adult and 1 w), 3 adult Med gulls, c 50 Common gulls. Highlight was a hunting Peregrine silhouetted against the orange sky. Breath-taking!