Sunday, 28 April 2013

Fishguardish Sat/Sunday.

One of a group of seven Dunlin.

Arounf thirty Whimbrel seen.
Yesterday we  had a mini waderfest on the Fishguard  outer breakwater with Turnstone, Purple Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper, Dunlin and Whimbrel all recorded along with half a dozen male and female Wheatears. Early this morning about 30 whimbrel seen from my bedroom window,  not much at the outer breakwater, (just a couple of Whimbrel) but at Strumble, a steady flow of hirundines were arriving, mainly in two's and threes but several larger flocks of up to fifty. Similar size groups /charms of Goldfinches were also arriving and best of all a Hobby. Out to sea pretty quiet, just one Sand' Tern of note,  apart from the usual auks etc.