Monday, 22 December 2014

Strumble today...

Strumble today... 44 mph SW winds, no good for porpoise spotting  I could just make out a distant feeding flock of mainly kitties but also a couple of Manxies + a larger dark mystery bird, possibly a Sooty but not seen well enough to be sure....Aarrgh
Stormy Strumble

GBBG at home in the waves.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Strumble Head 19th December.

Time: 08.10 - 12.30
Wind: Strong Westerly

Common Scoter - 1 ( Male )
Red Throated Diver - 4
Great Northern Diver - 6
Manx Shearwater - 13
Storm Petrel - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( All Adults )
Sandwich Tern - 2
Little Auk - 1

Many Thanks to Chris Grayell, from the information I have the Sandwich Terns & the Storm Petrel are the latest ever recorded in Pembrokeshire.  

Monday, 15 December 2014

Dinas Mountain

This morning on Dinas Mountain 16 Golden Plover,small groups of Fildfare totaling to around 30 birds,also a couple of Red Kites.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Strumble Head (13 Dec 14)

Quiet around the head today.  Female Merlin seems to be back in residence around the top of Porthsychan - like last winter.

Still lots of Song Thrushes around and a few Mistle Thrushes also - been lots around for the last few weeks.

Strumble wild goose chase success

Quite a gang of us at Strumble this afternoon and despite the cold dull weather, plenty to see for those of us willing to brave the elements. 
Stephen and Tina Davies joined Rhian, Cristina and the walrus at the Strumble lookout. Apart from some amusement with a seal eating a fish then being pestered by gulls, we also recorded quite a few porpoises. Only birds of note were two pale bellied Brent Geese heading west along with odd auks and kitties, but no gannets!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Stormy Strumble...

13:00 14:00
Maybe we should have been with Adrian and Ricardo a bit earlier to get the porp's but we did clock up another Manxie for him, and a Skua Sp. ... ( bit distant to be sure with bins, probably a Juv Pom) A steady stream of gannets passing by with kitties auks and odd Fulmars.

Strumble Head 11th December.

Time: 08.00 - 13.30
Weather: Cloudy, Rain Showers
Wind: WNW 6/7 - NW 6/7

Common Scoter - 6 ( All Males )
Red Throated Diver - 10
Great Northern Diver - 4
Fulmar - 350
Manx Shearwater - 13
Pomarine Skua - 3 ( All Juvs )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 4

Porpoises showing occasionally in the rough sea conditions.

Only Richard Davies ( Ammanford ) & myself braved the very chilly conditions this morning but it was worthwhile.
The Long Tailed Skua is the latest ever recorded in Pembrokeshire, the previous latest record being a bird seen at Strumble on 3rd December 1999.