Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Roost at Pembrey

Pembrey Harbour

Members of Carmathenshire Bird Club assembled at Pembrey Old Harbour at 5.30pm onwards for the high tide roost.  When I arrived there were hordes of Oystercatchers, and already 60 Sandwich Terns and a count had been made of 18 Mediterranean Gulls.  Birds kept arriving and included c20 Turnstone, c30 Dunlin and a lone Whimbrel.

Sandwich Terns

The sharp eyes of Gary Harper picked out a distant Gannet and even better a marauding Arctic Skua chasing terns through the estuary.  Before we left over a hundred Sandwich Terns had gathered with a single Common Tern.

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