We then split and I set off for the WWT centre at Penclacwydd. I wanted to catch up with Glossy Ibises which had been seen there recently as I had never seen this species in Carmarthenshire. I did not have to wait long before a Glossy Ibis flew in and began feeding. In a few more minutes a second bird joined the first and then they flew off before a third bird then came in. There have been up to 5 as once again this species invades the UK.
|One of the Penclacwydd Glossy Ibises|
Wendell Thomas then joined me again and watched 4 female Pintail amongst the more regular wildfowl. It really was a wonderfully warm day with a Cetti's warbler singing loudly and there were lots of insects about including Migrant Hawker and Common Darter dragonflies and a splendid Comma butterfly.
|Comma in the Penclacwydd sunshine|
We moved on to the British Steel hide where a large roost of waders had assembled on the rear pool. There were at least 700 Black-tailed Godwits as well as 210 Knot. There were also c60 Wigeon.
|The Wader Roost|
|Black-tailed Godwits, Shoveler & Teal|
Checking out the estuary side we found 5 Greenshanks, 8 Little Egrets and a Peregrine. A wonderful day and I look forward to getting out again if we can have more of this fine weather.