13 March 2011

Avocet in the Burry

Since the start of the new millennium this is only the fifth occurrence of Avocet in the Burry Inlet, all records being singletons. This bird was found at the Llanelli Wildlfowl & Wetlands Trust centre yesterday by Rob Taylor and was still present today along with a couple of Greenshanks and 200+ Black-tailed Godwits.
(c) R.H.A. Taylor


Caroline Gill said...

Would it have flown north from the Exe ... ? Beautiful photo.

Barry Stewart said...

There is a lonesome bird that winters on the Towy Estuary each winter, which is perhaps a more likely candidate, especially as I've not heard of it as having been reported in the last few days.