Sunday, 26 February 2012

River Clwyd is the place to be....

A lovely walk down the River Clwyd this morning was very rewarding. The female Long tailed Duck was seen immediately on arrival feeding under the flyover at the Rhuddlan end before flying way to the north with Goldeneye. I followed it down river and had a good list of birds; Knot, Bar tailed Godwit, Black tailed Godwit, Golden plover, Grey Plover, Little Egrets and the Greenland White fornted Goose in the fields opposite the River Elwy. The Long tailed Duck was also in this area for a short while, but by the time I had walked back to Rhuddlan it was back in its favoured place opposite the caravan park. Many birds in song included Skylarks, Reed Bunting while a pair of Rock pipits here were nice to see.
On my way to the Clwyd I stopped at the roundabout by the Abergele Macdonalds and was treated to two lovely Mediterranean Gulls in the football field - a lovely adult in near full summer plumage and a 2nd winter bird amongst the Black headed Gulls.

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  1. That near adult Med gull looks the same one I had in Pentre Mawr Park in Abergele yesterday Marc. Another massive movement of common scoter this morning off Llandulas. After doing a count estimating x100 birds I came up with a count of 19,400 in another sea of black which meant the proverbial needle in a haystack when looking for a surf!