Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Balmy Afternoon

Maybe Spring IS coming.  The temperature reached 15 degrees this afternoon.  We had done some shopping in Llanelli so had a look at Penclacwydd and Sandy water Park first but nothing unusual not even the Scaup that had been at the latter site a day or two ago.  We ended up at Kidwelly Quay where there were plenty of birds to see.  Looking through the telescope there were about 70 Pintail in the distance with lost of Curlew and Dunlin.  Redshanks were also very obvious as well as 10 Black-tailed Godwits.  I could also pick out 2 Goldeneye but the highlight was a beautiful male Red-breasted Merganser which swam past the Quay.

This splendid male Red-breasted Merganser swam past Kidwelly Quay
We too a walk round  and stopped by Kymer's Canal where a very approachable Water Rail allowed me to get very close.

Water Rail skulking in Kymer's Canal
At last the weather was warm but rain is forecast for the next three days.

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