Friday, 1 August 2014

Pied Flycatcher

Getting ready for work today & had a glance up at the Sycamore & Hawthorn at the back of the garden. A slight bird caught my eye flitting among the shrubs & when it came into full view revealed itself to be a female type Pied Flycatcher, a new garden tick. Didn't hang around though, too many boisterous Sparrows & very belligerent Siskins I expect.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Flagpoles 15.00 28th July

Oystercatchers up to 74+, if this is the usual autumn movement then appears to be starting a couple of weeks early.A couple of Dunlinish waders flying about as well. Up to 30 Black Headed Gulls...No Meds. yet.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

More Silver Washed Frillaries

There were three Silver Washed Fritillaries at Llanychaer on Friday .
Slightly further a field a Green Sandpiper at Rosebush Reservoir yesterday,the pair of Great Crested Grebe seemed to have failed to hatch any young this year after two attempts.
At Pantmarnog a family party of Willow Tits six maybe seven individuls, also 2 Crossbills.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Silver Washed Fritillary

A single Silver Washed Fritillary at Llanychaer this afternoon,also 4 Commas.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fishguard Outer Breakwater 23rd July.

Moving waders apparent as 4 Redshank seen & a single summer plumaged Turnstone, approx. 10 Common Scoter passed distantly. A few Porpoises seen in the bay during a one hour survey with Walrus & Hannah from Seatrust.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flagpoles 13.00 Little Egrets

Highlight of todays visit, 2 Little Egrets also a single Whimbrel calling over but didn't see it.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Dave Glanville

It is with much shock & sadness that I heard of the passing of Dave Glanville this weekend. I will remember his enthusiasm on his visits to Strumble in particular & as noted in the piece on Pembrokeshire Birds he was great company to have in the lookout next to you. Sincere condolences to his family & friends, he will be greatly missed.