Sunday, 22 April 2012
Old friends on the River Clwyd
A walk along the River Clwyd at high tide was quiet but did produce some interesting birds. The Greenland White fornted Goose was still present, now looking a bit more adult like with some black barring appearing on the belly. There seems to be more white around the bill too. The Dublin ringed Great black backed Gull is still present and was in exactly the same spot as I saw it in Septmeber 2011. The bird has now reached full maturity - below are pictures of blue 2CJ as a 3rd cy in September and again as an adult (4cy) taken today. A superb male Greenland Wheatear was along the shoreline and 2 Little Egrets and 20+ Sandwich Tern was the best of the rest.