Monday, 25 July 2016

Strumble Head 25th July 16.

Time: 06.30 - 12.30
Weather: Overcast
Wind: WSW 2

Common Scoter - 58 ( 46 Males )*
Storm Petrel - 1*
Grey Heron - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Arctic Skua - 1*
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Puffin - 10

Quite a few Porpoise showing throughout the watch.

Many Thanks to David Bedford ( Yorkshire ) for the early stuff*. 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Got a Headache !

This juvenile Bullfinch hit the window pretty hard but fortunately sat & recovered for a few minutes before flying off strongly.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Flagpoles 18.00 22nd July

Steve's Meds reported below had full black hoods, I had a 1st summer & a 2nd Summer with poor hoods so just shows how quickly the birds move in & out in fact the Meds I had left while I was there. Also of note a brute of a Dunlin bringing to mind a bird at Newport a few years ago which dwarfed other birds with it.

Mediterranean Gulls

There were 3x2nd summer Mediterranean Gulls in Fishguard harbour this afternoon by what used to be the flagpoles.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Strumble Head 20th July 16

Time: 15.30 - 17.30
Weather: Bright
Wind: SW2

Whimbrel - 1
Puffin - 6

A single Porpoise seen.
At 16.40 while watching some circling Gannets at approx. tide race distance a Whale breached once at probably about the same distance out again. Minke is most likely but unfortunately I never saw it subsequently to confirm the identification.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Definitely Autumn...

Wdigbirder found these beauties at the flagpoles, (Goodwick Parrog) seven Black Tailed Godwits , very pretty!