Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Bittern, Bt Diver, Brents....and Barnacles

A Bittern was photographed in front of Kingfisher Hide on the Teifi Marshes at c1330 today.
One Black-throated Diver was showing well below Gwbert, and a second Diver sp. was with a Red-throated Diver on the Cemaes side.

Two Pale-bellied Brent Geese have been on Penally beach for two days

photo and news from Penally - Jonathan Morris

Barnacle Geese:--
Brian's post below reminded me to mention that the Teifi has lost (temporarily) most of it's feral breeding population but to where...?
During September we had at least 3 weekly counts of c130 birds, resulting from a successful breeding season on Cardigan Island. Since the New Year we only have counts of 8 Barnacle Geese with c200 Canada Geese. Over 100 birds are wandering or wintering somewhere.....
(sightings from sev obs)