Saturday, 7 May 2011
Cemlyn to Carmel
A walk from the west end of the lagoon to Carmel Head and back this morning, hoping to re-find yesterday's black-headed wagtail, but deep down knowing that it's probably crossed another sea overnight. Still, plenty to see: plenty of whimbrels, several groups of up to a dozen, and probably 60 in total including a couple of colour-ringed birds; a marsh harrier thermalling high over Hen Borth and perhaps making its departure, 2 smart golden plovers, a pair of colour-ringed choughs, two grasshopper warblers, around 30 white wagtails, and 18 wheatears. Oh yes, and a pink-footed goose. Whinchat and spotted flycatcher had been seen earlier. And there seemed to be a whitethroat in every hedge. A great morning's walk.