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 Post subject: Morfa Madryn LNR
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Yellow-browed Warbler has been reported in trees behind the picnic area the last couple of days. Couldn't locate it myself this afternoon but 2 Firecrests around the car park were nice.


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 Post subject: Morfa Madryn LNR
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:39 pm 
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No sign of it yesterday, although we were quite late visiting. We did see 3 Pintail (drakes) on the western lagoon and hundreds of wigeon on the foreshore. Nathan.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Unlucky Nathan. It was reported as still present today, should hopefully winter giving more chances to see it.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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High tide today produced a Mediterranean Gull amongst 700 Black-headed Gulls and 200 Common Gulls on the saltmarsh at Glan-y-mor Elias. Good numbers of the large waders as expected with 1200+ Curlews and 3700+ Oystercatchers on the spit with 129 Sandwich Terns in their midst. Scoping over towards the Morfa Aber roost showed up another 2500+ Curlews and 2000+ Black-headed Gulls. Always great to see such density of waders. The pools at Madryn only hosted a Little Egret, 3 Redshank and a Lapwing. I wonder why no birds use the pools at high tide?

2 Curlew Sandpipers reported at Madryn yesterday but almost no small waders present today.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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8 Greenshanks on the furthest pool at high tide this afternoon. Great numbers of birds in the roost at Glan-y-mor Elias but no Med Gulls today, rough counts:

3800 Black-headed Gulls
3500 Oystercatchers
3000 Curlews
250 Sandwich Terns
90 Common Gulls
40 Knots
40 Lapwings
18 Redshanks
3 Black-tailed Godwits
2 Bar-tailed Godwits
5 Little Egrets
3 Goosanders
1 Kittiwake
50 Linnets


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:30 pm 
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Over on Glan-y-mor Elias at high tide this afternoon it was pretty good!:

Arctic Skua - dark morph flew in from Puffin Island and harassed terns over the saltmarsh, forcing one Sandwich Tern to bring up its lunch for the Skua!
Black Tern - juvenile on the saltmarsh. One at Morfa Aber an hour before was likely the same individual touring the coast.
Ruff - one among Lapwings on the sheep field.
Greenshank - heard only, five reported on the Madryn pools.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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Slavonian Grebe back for the winter offshore in glass calm conditions. Also 6 Red-throated Divers, 5 Razorbills and c80 Great Crested Grebes. Quiet onshore due to a low high tide.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:18 am 
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One Spot Red and three Greenshank this morning.
Nice to hear a couple of Skylark in song in the cold wind. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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Didn't see the Firecrest but did hear a Chiffchaff clearly calling. Ringed Plovers doing a mate display, Redshank and many other types of waders. Never been there before, excellent place for seawatching etc, a bit tricky getting back onto the A55.

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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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One first summer Med Gull on the freshwater pool from the middle hide over the high tide. One White Wagtail on the beach, and two Whimbrel seen before i arrived (by Tim). Great to see so many Lapwing chicks - a couple quite well-grown. A not-exhaustive head count of 16 chicks from at least 5 broods, prob missed many and hopefully many more yet to hatch.


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The 2 largest Lapwing chicks must be nearly fledged now; other chicks were still present, though not as many as last visit; hopefully some were hiding from the cold wind.
Otter tracks in the mud on the path beyond the last hide.
Fledged Willow Warblers begging from within a bush along here too.
(Visit was last Friday i think!)


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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Three Greenshank roosting, 2+ Whimbrel past.
On Glan y Mor Elias, three Med Gulls and a leucistic Sandwich Tern which was nearly all-white, except for a bit of colour round its nape - prob a juv as it was begging. Also here one Whimbrel.


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 Post subject: Re: Morfa Madryn LNR
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On Friday 27th April 2 Garden Warblers were busy singing near the first hide as you walk from the Sewage Works,also 3 Whimbrel,a Bar Tailed Godwit and a Whitethroat noted in the area.

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