Monday, 16 April 2018

Teifi migrants

A single Whimbrel was at St Dogmael's Quay this morning.
In the reed bed on the Teifi Marsh we heard the first Sedge Warbler on the 11th and the first Reed Warbler was singing in the rain this evening.
At dusk there have been increasing numbers of White Wagtails dropping in to roost. Last night there seemed to be about 20 but when a Sparrowhawk shot over the reeds about 120 flew up.

They often perch on the dead branches and reeds around Mallard pond pre-roost giving good views. Well worth an evening visit to see them as well as large numbers of hirundines feeding over the ponds and waders calling as they are pushed off the river as the tide comes in. These have included Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Curlew, Snipe and Black-tailed Godwits in the last week.
(Teifi Ringing Group)