Sunday, 29 November 2015

Strumble Head (29 Nov 15)

Fantastic sea today off Strumble - some massive rollers.

Short Eared Owl braving the weather this evening in fields between Pontiago Garage and Jam Factory.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Raptors around Pencaer

Winter tends to bring birds here in search of milder conditions and raptors follow them in..A slight ten mile detour around the Pencaer peninsular on the way to work rescuing a soaked damsel in distress, gave me brilliant close up views of a Buzzard that almost flew into my windscreen. A Red Kite  cartwheeling alongside us being hassled at low level by a jackdaw gave breathtaking views. Then, a  pristine blue tiercel Merlin with a peachy breast and the finest of barring  that flung up in front of me and then led the way for twenty yards before shooting off like an arrow. Not bad in terms of quality, quantity and splendid views! Just reward for a little chivalry!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Not much happening

There is always something going on at Strumble if you take your time and give it a chance. I spent half an hour with nothing much happening that is if you don't count lots of guillemots and razorbills flying by as well as half a dozen red throated divers and what looked like a GND or a Black Throated... oh and sixteen Scoter...  But then the Porpoises turned up including a mother and calf. All things i would expect to see in this fabulous nature watching Mecca. And then a Buzzard flew in off the sea, not a rare bird for Pembrokeshire but not often you see them coming in off the sea!

Hmm Strumble always turns up the goods!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Blue Whale etc

 A few shots from my recent trip to Sri Lanka including Blue and Bryde's Whale

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Strumble Head 21st Nov.

Time: 07.00 - 15.00
Weather: Cloudy, some rain showers
Wind: N 8/9 all day

Common Scoter - 58 ( 35 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 28
Black Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 3
Leach's Petrel - 9
Ringed Plover - 3
Dunlin - 25
Grey Phalarope - 2
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 5
Little Gull - 1 ( 1st W )
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( All Adult )

Richard Davies did the full stint, I joined him at approx. 11 o'clock & missed all the Leach's !!! 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Strumble Head 20th Nov.

Totals from the seawatch below:

07.30 - 12.30
Wind: WNW 5/6

Common Scoter - 41 ( 34 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 13
Black Throated Diver - 2
Great Northern Diver - 3
Manx Shearwater - 2
Curlew - 1
Arctic Skua - 1 ( juv )
Bonxie - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Ad )

Risso's Dolphin - 3

Thanks Chris.