Saturday 15 March 2014

Chiffs, Redwings, and an Otter on the sea

As the breeze dropped this afternoon, we decided to try for an hour at dusk for wagtails. No wagtails came to roost in the reed-bed, but we did catch three Chiffchaff with pollen horns, a sign of nectar feeding in more southern climes. New arrivals for sure.
We were surprised  to find Redwings still coming to roost, this our best thrush roost site so great to catch a late five birds before they depart from West Wales.

Earlier today, after a final WeBS count of the Teifi, a visit to our coastal migration site at Mwnt.
No hirundines or Wheatears yet...just a likely passage Red Kite and 2 Chough. The real highlight was our first Otter for the site. Otter breed nearby on the River Teifi, and we  have recorded them on the nearby coast. The Otter was in and out the water and after a purposeful deep dive came out onto the rocks again with his catch, a  live fish to munch through.....

Much the same plan for tomorrow.

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