Saturday, April 16, 2016
In yesterday's heavy rain over 200 Swallows were low over Llyn Coed-y-Dinas, only to move on when the weather improved. This morning they had been replaced by 150+ Sand Martin, with only single figure numbers of Swallow. Migration in action. A pair of Shoveler were new, and the male has a mandible to make a Spoonbill jealous. Black Headed Gulls often use the Oak tree to perch, but the Lesser Black Backs are now finding the dead tree is ideal for watching and planning their attacks on unattended eggs.