A Kittiwake and Doris.

Elan: As the worst storm of the winter lashes through the valley, bringing devastation and disruption. Today must have been the calm after the storm, and the arrival of some new birds.

Between Garreg Ddu and Claerwen Dam there were 200 + Fieldfare with 100 + Starling, 30 Mandarin, 10 Mallard, the arrival of 2 more Goldeneye now brings the total to 9 birds, pairs of Goosander and Teal, single Kingfisher and a Sparrowhawk. A surprise find was an exhausted juvenile kittiwake.

 

Between Craig Goch and Pont ar Elan there were 1,000 + Starling, and in summer plumage there were 8 Stonechat and a pair of Reed bunting.

 

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About Tony Ware

A keen Birdwatcher from the age of 12 after watching a flock of Waxwings outside the School gates. Became a serious twitcher during the 80s. A Wildlife Trust Warden and Warwickshire County Mammal Recorder for the Mammal Society and Warwickickshire Biological Record Centre before moving to Mid-Wales. Today! out Birding most days, Recording-BTO survey work, Nest Record Scheme and WeBS. Currently involved with the Wales Chat survey.
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One Response to A Kittiwake and Doris.

  1. kevjoynes says:

    Well done.

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