Saturday, 15 March 2014

Early March 2014

Just realised my last posting was on February 21st. I do apologise for slacking. We've done quite a bit of birding recently. Its good for my recuperation.

On Saturday 8th March, we popped into Gailey to see a female Red-crested Pochard that SR had found during the morning. We were quite surprised to see how pale it was, most likely a leucistic bird.

The ginger one at Gailey

On Tuesday, March 11th, we headed up to North Wales again, starting off with a visit to see the Black Grouse. They were showing exceptionally well by the side of the road when we arrived, some of the closest views we've ever had. Unfortunately, it was foggy, so it was a good job they were close.

We payed a brief visit to Llanbedr-y-cennin, but there was no sign of any Hawfinches today. I decided to pop down to Caerhun, a site that hasn't been good to me in the past. In fact, I've never seen Hawfinches there ever. Today was different, with one singing as we arrived. We eventually had brief views of one, before an amazing 14 birds flew out of the trees and away.

We finished the day on Anglesey at Cemlyn Bay, where an adult Mediterranean Gull showed well plus there was a Greenshank on the lagoon.