|Marloes Mere in the sunshine|
I finally gave in and in wonderful weather we set off west ending up at Marloes Mere. We did not have to wait long and the three Glossy Ibises put on a brief show. They flew up from cover and fed along the shore of the Mere for a while before going back out of sight. We also noted a Willow Warbler singing, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler and 9 Teal.
|Glossy Ibis photographed in France|
We continued down to the coast and took a walk on the Deer Park. It was blustery on the exposed cliffs and with great difficulty holding the scope we identified rafts of Guillemots and a few Razorbills plus 2 Shags and a Kittiwake. Much easier was a splendid Chough which after announcing its arrival fed on the short turf nearby. A fine male Stonechat perched on a gorse bush but no Wheatears which was disappointing.
|Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Dale beach|
Next the Gann where the tide was way out. I could just see 8 Brent Geese in the distance but decided to head on for Dale. It was a good decision because 46 superb Pale-bellied Brent Geese were feeding on the beach. I walked down to the tide edge and the birds were very accommodating allowing me as many pictures as I wanted.
|A Chough photographed at Dale Airfield on a previous visit|
We finished off with a walk on Dale Airfield. Most exhilarating but no migrants but a nice group of 7 Choughs. A great day in fantastic spring weather.