Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Bosherston Ponds & Broad Haven South. Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Mid-afternoon to dusk visit.

Western Arm of the ponds held 6 Goosander (3 females and 3 males) A first winter male displaying to an adult male Mallard (!) on the Central Pond made 7 in total.
A first winter Goldeneye practising head-throwing display was on Western Arm.
Also 3 female and 1 male Tufted Duck here.
5 Gadwall (2 pairs and a lone male) on Central.
Reed Bunting and Water Rail heard and seen, and a Raven over.

Around Broad Haven Beach were 3 Chough.
At dusk a large flock of Lapwing (70+) were flying around us on the beach, and heading to nearby fields; and Snipe were heard in the air after dark around the beach car park.

Earlier a female Merlin flashed across the road between Sampson and Bosherston heading towards Stackpole.

Phil Baber and Pam Buckle