Friday, 24 February 2012

Still here!

Both the Surf Scoter (at Porth Dinllaen yesterday) and myself!

Despite getting out a few times these last few weeks between the wind, rain and cloud I've seen very little - hence the lack of updates. A single Grey Plover in Pwllheli harbour last weekend was only my second ever at this site - and the previous one was over a decade ago! Has anyone else recorded them here?

Good to hear more of the resident species in the village clearing their throats in preparation for the proper dawn chorus over the next few months. Chaffinch and Little Owl were both 'singing' this week for the first time this year. The latter species seem to have been hard hit by the previous two winters with their prolonged cold spells; it will be interesting to see how they fare this spring after a particularly mild and wet season.


  1. Saw the female Surf Scoter on dry land at Porthdinllaen yesterday. A first for me. (Alright, so it was just sitting on the island; but...)

    1. Must be knackered after all them crabs - was feeding at a phenomenal rate when I saw it. Big meal = nice sit down :-)