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Monday, 29 October 2012

Long-billed Dowitcher Glamorganside

Whooper Swan (c) R.H.A. Taylor
 Broad Pool 28th October 2012
(c) R.H.A. Taylor
Penclacwydd (VC44) 28th October 2012
The Long-billed Dowitcher was with a mixed godwit and Knot flock on the rising tide around 3pm today. When the tide eventually pushed the birds off the mudflats they flew across the river to the Carmartheshire side and the bird appeared in front of the hide at Penclacwydd around 4.20pm. I suspect the best time for seeing it in Glamorgan is on the falling or rising tide. There are good numbers of feeding Bar-wits, Black-wits and Knot visible from Dalton's Point during these periods and I connected on my third check here since yesterday morning - good luck!


Mark Hipkin said...

There seems to be a pattern emerging here. Rob Taylor finding nice stuff at Penclacwydd and Barry Stewart relocating the find in Glamorgan. Well done Rob et al and Barry, and also Wendell for helping build a picture of the movements of this bird. Hopefully, it will stay true to the circuit and allow many more to catch up with it.

David Gilmore said...

Yes, well done all round. Great find for the county.