Monday, 26 March 2012

An evening walk

Tywi Valley

I took a walk along a quiet stretch of the Tywi this evening with local ornithologist Julian Friese.  Our target was Little Ringed Plovers.  These beautiful little waders nest on shingle banks in the river and are arriving from Africa just now.  We were not to be disappointed and soon hearing the birds call located  a pair on one small island and another single bird nearby.  Indeed there may have been four making up two pairs.

Little Ringed Plover

There were a wonderful sight in the evening sunshine and the appearance of 6 Goosanders and a single male Goldeneye completed the picture.

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