Thursday, 27 December 2012

Sunshine at Last!

Amazing!  We rose to find a strong wind but bits of sunshine beginning to show.  We set off for Burry Port and when we arrived there was an almost cloudless sky and wonderful sunshine.  It must be at least a week since we saw that golden orb.  We immediately found the Long-tailed Duck feeding in the Inner Harbour.  Whilst there was also noted a Little Egret and a smart adult Mediterranean Gull.  We took a walk to the end of the jetty but the wind was strong northerly and very cold.  No significant birds were seen.

The Burry Port Long-tailed Duck
We then took a look at Kidwelly Airfield and the Quay.  Plenty of Starlings and an approachable Common Buzzard at the former site and on reaching the Quay we immediately found a large flock of Redshanks and 14 Greenshanks roosting with them. 

Common Buzzard at Kidwelly Airfield
We eventually headed home and as I was putting out bird food in the garden a pair of Willow Tits appeared.  It is amazing how a bit of sunshine gets you going again.

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