Thursday, 22 March 2012

Easterlies and gulls

Weather today was cloudy and mild - average of 13.5° C with a strong easterly wind blowing. After a morning of staring at screens (distracted by a Fieldfare over the house and small parties of Meadow Pipits calling overhead) I broke out for a wander around Uwchmynydd - 'better late than never' being my philosophy!

Despite it being a fairly uneventful trek it was good to see some breeding activity from the resident Ravens, Choughs and Kestrels with a fair amount of nest-building/investigation going on.

The soundtrack of my walk consisted mainly of the calls of streams of hundreds of Lesser Black-backed' and Herring Gulls passing high overhead, heading out towards Ynys Enll - presumably many were birds returning to the island breeding colony.

Small numbers of migrant Chiffchaff and Goldcrest were also scattered around the lanes, hedges and pools while a flock of 26 alba wagtails headed north over Cwrt at dusk

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