Saturday, 7 May 2016

Newport Reserve

After reading on Pembrokeshire Birds about the Osprey yesterday more in hope than expectation I spent the morning on the iron bridge at Newport. Sad to say no Osprey, but three Red Kites moving through together, a Buzzard, several pairs of Shell Duck, a couple of Mute Swans and varoius small hedge birds with Martins drinking on the wing. Also making an appearance was a small grey seal napping in the shallows to the right as you look upstream. Returning to Goodwick there was flooding on the parrog due to the high tides and I noticed a wader in amongst some gulls. Curiosity made me stop and I think it is a Black Tailed Godwit. I stand to be correctd if not.   I hope these images do the day and the blog justice. Ken B.