Had a cracking day out with Kev today. Initially we were heading to Pant Norton to walk the dog and look for Yellowhammers etc. Then a message came through that a Golden Oriole had been seen in Somerset. Off we went. Unfortunately by the bridge another message came through to say it was now nowhere to be found.
Having birded Severnside before we went there.
The boy thoroughly enjoyed his walk and being fussed by the majority of walkers he came across. Along the sea wall were plenty of Turnstones, Dunlin and Ringed plovers. In amongst them was a cracking Curlew Sandpiper
196. Curlew Sandpiper
From here we headed to Goldcliff stopping off for very decent coffee and cake at the Seawalls Tearoom. Dog friendly which was a bonus. At Goldcliff, from the sea wall hide were at least a dozen Yellow Wagtails. This is a great little reserve for them at certain times of the year. The boy was well behaved again.
197. Yellow Wagtail
That was the end of the year ticks but we did bump into a couple of people I follow on Twitter at Ogmore and Red Barn, Goldcliff. Great to meet you Tom and good to meet you again Graham
A brilliant day and the boy was amazing for such a young pup.