Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (04 October 2015)

Garden: Turtle Dove still around this afternoon though elusive.  Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs still around the garden.  Large flock of Starlings around.

Strumble: Lots of Meadow Pipits around today (couldn't find anything in amongst them) and a notable influx of Stonechats.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (03 October 2015)

Garden - Turtle Dove this afternoon (1stW).  My third garden record.  Also spending time in the farm and in the stubble field by the silage trailer.  Always on its own and not associating with the Collard Doves or Feral Doves.  Now 4 Coal Tits around and trying to sound like YBWarblers.  Lots of Goldcrest in the garden still and up to 5 Chiffchaff.  No Blackcaps today.  Red Kite circling over Garn Fawr.

Surprising record of two Bonxies flying North low over the garden at 2pm!

Strumble - Grey and Pied Wags around the farm.  A large flock of Starling by the head seemed to be all Commons but worth keeping an eye on.  Lots of Goldcrest and Robins around the coast path but otherwise quiet.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Another New Garden Tick.

                                                                   Bank Vole

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Interesting Morning at Strumble

As I drove to Strumble a Red Kite lifted off a rocky outcrop at the top of our road. Further on towards Henna Cross a musket Sparrowhawk flitted ahead of me for fifty yards before darting over the hedgebank. The sea was calm, lots of gannets feeding a couple of miles out and three groups of Scoter passed, comprising ten males and three females I nearly missed this, it was distant and clearly bigger than gannets it passed.

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (27 Sep 15)

Garden - No sign of the Spotted Flycatcher today.  Yesterday's Coal Tit has now turned into 3 Coal Tits.  My second ever Nuthatch in the garden this afternoon.  3 Blackcaps (2M, 1F) on elderberries.  2 White Wags around the buildings.  Plenty of Goldcrests about and a few Chiffchaffs.  Still lots of Swallows and House Martins about.

Strumble - Lots of Goldcrest in Porthsychan and a few Blackcaps.  A presumed fourth Coal Tit in the valley.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (26 Sep 15)

Garden - Spotted Flycatcher which is presumably a migrant as the locals moved out a few weeks ago, Coal Tit (first of the autumn in the garden), Blackcap, a few Chiffchaffs and a few Goldcrests.  2 Buzzards keeping an eye on the silage cutting.  A flock of 50+ Starlings flew high North over the garden late afternoon.  Lots of Swallows and House Martins hanging about over the house all day.

Strumble - Red Kite mid morning low over Porthsychan, 3 Blackcaps, a few Chiffchaffs and small flock of Linnets. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Strumble Head 25th Sept.

Time: 06.45 - 12.15
Weather: Clear, Bright late morning.
Wind: NW 3/4

Common Scoter - 19 ( 18 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Cormorant - 2
Dunlin - 12
Arctic Skua - 10 ( 2 Pale, 7 Dark, 1 Juv )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 2 ( 1 Adult, 1 1st W )
Little Gull - 3 ( 2 1st W, 1 2nd W )
Sandwich Tern - 19
Commic Tern - 2

Common Dolphin - 7
Porpoises showing occasionally.