05 January 2010

Snowbirds on the Burry


Grey Plovers and Dunlin
Once the snow arrived the viewing wasn't particulary good on the estuary today. No counts, but very good numbers of the usual species, including Little Egret, Brent Goose, Shelduck, Pintail, Shoveler, Red-breasted Merganser, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Curlew, Knot, Dunlin, etc. Little Grebe and Green Sandpiper at Wernffrwd were the only unexpected finds before the snow stopped play.

4 comments:

Coastcard said...

I gather there was a bittern in the Loughor estuary area in recent days...

Barry Stewart said...

I heard about one at WWT Llanelli, but none elsewhere. The springs all along the north shore of the Burry remain flowing and I guess there has to be one or two lurking there. Do you know where on the Burry one was seen?

Coastcard said...

Yes, the same one... presumably. My husband took a walk at WWT last w/e: he heard about it but didn't see it. Will ask him exact location...

Barry Stewart said...

Thanks - I think it was seen 'on ice' in the Millennium Wetland area.