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St Davids and Llys y Fran


Oct 26, 2023 , , , ,

Visited a few sites around St. Davids with Fiona this morning. 

Porthclais first – a Yellow Browed Warbler at the entrance to the sewage works was the highlight. At least one (probably two) Siberian Chiffchaff was around the carpark. An increase in migrant numbers here since my last visit earlier in the week, with probably about 10 chiffchaff seen in total, a similar number of goldcrest, and 3 blackcap. 

Rhosson and Pencarnan were relatively quiet, just a handful of common migrants. Best birds were a group of 6 reed bunting on the track down to Pencarnan. 

Ninewells was the final stop. A huge mixed flock of tits, crests and warblers was feeding at the top of the valley, ranging widely, from the road down to roughly where the cabins are. With them was a single Yellow Browed Warbler. 

This evening, we spent an hour at Llys y Fran, from about 4:30. Not a huge roost, but quite a variety. About 1000 LBB, 100 BHG, 3 Common Gull, a handful of Herring Gulls and 4 Yellow Legged Gulls (two adults, 1 3cy and 1 1st winter). A couple of other first winter birds looked interesting, but a bit distant to call. As we left at 5:30 the birds were really starting to stream in, so no doubt we missed out on some interesting birds.