24 March 2011

Saint Crispin ain't got nuffin' on me

Pre-dusk at Ynys-y-fro, migrants were literally, almost entirely, somewhere else. I did cobble together 5 Sand Martin, 26 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing and 2 Chiffchaff, but it took Olympic class cobbling.

The causeway at Ynys-y-fro Reservoirs, it's just like the one at Staines Reservoirs only the following have not been seen from the tarmac pictured above: Collared Pratincole, Baird's, Buff-breasted, Sharp-tailed or Pectoral Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, Whiskered, White-winged Black or Caspian Tern, Leach's Petrel, Sabine's Gull, any skua species, Marsh, Hen or Montagu's Harriers, Alpine Swift, Roller, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Wryneck or Icterine Warbler. But, apart from that, the causeway at Ynys-y-fro Reservoirs is just like the one at Staines Reservoirs; and it has the added benefit of a bountiful display of Primrose, Lesser Celandine and Wood Anemone,... lovely.

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