Sunday, 25 September 2016

Strumble Head 25th Sept. 2016

Time: 06.20 - 12.00
Weather: Bright Some showers
Wind: SSW 5/6

Common Scoter - 30 ( 29 males )
Red Throated Diver - 1 ( SP )
GREAT SHEARWATER - 1 ( 07.45 )
Balearic Shearwater - 7
Grey Plover - 1
Dunlin - 6
Sanderling - 2
Turnstone - 2
Arctic Skua - 8 ( All Dark Phase )
Bonxie - 1
Sabines Gull - 1 ( Ad )
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 24
Black Tern - 2
'Commic' Tern - 5

Porpoise showing occasionally.

Richard Davies, Chris Greyall, Paul Grennard & Brian Southern
I turned up far too late & missed nearly everything !
 

Black Terns

In Fishguard Harbour this afternoon a group of 8 Black Terns which came in off the sea spent five minutes in the harbour before gaining height and disappearing from view. Also in the harbour  3 adult and one calf Bottle nosed Dolphin,plenty of Gannets also within the harbour.
Pen Anglas this morning fairly quite except for a few Chiffchaffs and a trickle of Swallows

Tresinwen (25 Sep 16)

Green Sandpiper over the garden early morning was a new garden tick.  Still lots of Goldcrest about with a large party of Long Tailed Tits in the valley.  Extensive searching through them did not turn up anything unusual yesterday or today.  A handful of Chiffchaffs around the garden - some very smart autumn juvs.

Lots of Linnets and Goldfinch flocks around today.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Pen Anglas

More migrants around than there has been in recent days. At least 5 Chiffchaffs and a very brief view of a warbler which I suspect was a Greenish it never reappeared. It had a pale supercilium and a single wing bar that was all I got on it really before disappearing .
A fly over Yellow Wagtail also a Sand Martin,other birds of note were a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Bunting,Siskin a small number of Swallows passing through.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Harbour Village 22nd September.

A walk down to the derelict building with the paintings was fairly quiet, the highlight two Chough sitting on the wall & a Mistle Thrush guarding a heavily laden berry bush. Swallows trickling through & a few finches at the gate. Back at home a nice Grey Wagtail on the roof.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Strumble bits and pieces this morning

I got there just after eight this morning it was reasonably calm with not bad visibility up to about a mile but a bit hazy. A coupe of skeins of scoter c10 +12 passed by mainly males with a couple ogf females/juveniles , There was a few passerines coming in; odd grey wagtails , a flock of circa  15 Redpoll odd Mippets, and three Snipe

Another bird was less easy to identify, a Skua but too distant to get a decent pic, Answers on a postcard to Wdigbirder!



Monday, 19 September 2016

Scritch Scritch

Two snipe flew calling overhead early this morning as I walked Zorro the Lab.