20 March 2011

Blue-winged Teal at Sandy Water Park, Llanelli

Gary Harper found this beautiful little American duck late-morning, which had a band of admirers by lunch time. This is the second record for Carmarthenshire, the first being at Penclacwydd in March 2000.  It's been a while since we've had a good gathering of the local birding fraternity, so it was good to see lots of faces I've not seen for a while. Hopefully there will be a few more occasions to gather as spring unfolds...
The 1st summer Little Gull was also still present on the lake (with another present at Machynys at the same time seen by Ian Hainsworth) and a dozen or so Sand Martins were buzzing around. On the Burry on this morning's tide the Long-tailed Duck was present again off Wernffrwd (thanks to Rob Taylor for spotting it), there were 6+ Slav Grebes in various plumages, 269 D-b Brents, 2 P-b Brents, but only 3 Scaup and fewer RBMergs and GCGrebes than yesterday. A White Wagtail at Salthouse Point was my first for the year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

like you said Barry nice to see everyone in the same location,nice bird and a good find by Gary,also the Little Gull was an extra bonus.Hope you need to visit this side of the Burry more often
cheers Bernie