Gileston/East Aberthaw

A 3 1/2 hour walk this morning produced a total of 59 species . The highlights at Gileston were yellowhammer and stonechat , both single males only , kestrel and great views of a peregrine hunting over the fields. 16 brent geese , 6 shelduck and 97 wigeon were near the rivermouth with redshank , rock and meadow pipits on the saltmarsh . A pair of ravens were flying around the ash tip and the highlights around the lagoon were a kingfisher , water rail calling , a chiffchaff , a pair of stonechats and a single male siskin feeding with a flock of goldfinches …… oh yes and lots of dog walkers .

2 thoughts on “Gileston/East Aberthaw

  1. Paul Seligman

    Wow, that’s excellent! I had 23 species in a 50 minute walk around my local park yesterday but nothing to compare to that. And the first 25 or so are pretty easy, getting almost 60 is impressive.

  2. Rich Brockway

    Thanks Paul . It’s a good site because of all the different habitats , shoreline , saltmarsh , grassland , lagoon and some woodland means lots of different species .

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