Friday, 27 October 2017

Craig-y-borion Wood (last evening) and Amroth (this afternoon)

A visit with Robin Taylor to Craig-y-borion and Little Craig-y-borion at dusk last evening to set up moth traps for the ellusive "sprawler" produced a firecrest preparing to roost in some holly trees near the footpath in Craig-y-borion.

Following this mornings moth ID session from six light-traps (sadly sprawlers remained ellusive!) we had a walk around Amroth. The sea was fairly calm and the light was excellent enabling flocks of common scoter to be seen offshore. There were several quite large flocks - none too close for particularly good views - totalling in the region of at least 4,000 to 6,000 plus at least 6 common porpoises feeding near the scoter flocks.