10 August 2010

Crymlyn Burrows

A couple of nice records from Crymlyn Burrows today. When the big autumn tides arrive in August they force all the Redshank (as well as other waders) together. There are good numbers of Redshank to be found along the river and at this time of year something more unusual often turns up. Today an adult summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit was with the Redshank making the most of the flooded saltmarsh. No sign today of yesterday's couple of Greenshank. Most likely, they have moved on, since yesterday's very vocal birds were not heard at all.
Lots of Terns are being reported around the coast at the minute. There were at least 5 Sandwich Terns feeding in the bay with 3 birds feeding around the flooded saltmarsh. Also this adult Arctic Tern on Aberavon Beach briefly before being disturbed by a couple of dog walkers who were able to get very close to this Tern unlike me!

5 Knot, 165 Sanderling, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Med Gulls, 1 Sedge Warbler and 6 Reed Bunting the best of the rest

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