Friday, 27 March 2015

Black Guillemot

A pair of Black Guillemot in Fishguard Harbour this morning.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Strumble Head 25th March.

A single Wheatear in the field behind the Old Coastguards point & the Red Kite still quartering the fields behind the lookout were the avian interest. Eventually a few Porpoises were seen feeding under the Gannets out in the tide race towards the Northwest on the falling tide.


A visit to Corsydd Llangloffan found a few Chiffs singing & single Canada Goose & Moorhen on the pond.  

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Flagpoles 12.00 24th March.

Usual number of waders on rocks on left side, very few gulls present. In the reeds by the Seaview Hotel a Chiffchaff quite active & calling.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Strumble Head 22nd March.

Another quick visit to look around the headland for migrants was completely unsuccessful, there was a Kite drifting around the fields at the head however & I can't recall seeing one that far out there before. Three Common Scoter went past but otherwise a quite empty sea.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Mixed up Tystie...

Scanning around Fishguard Harbour  yesterday I caught up with Steve Berry's Tystie. Later on it looked like we had a pair. They were a bit distant but it soon became obvious the pair were not a pair or at least not a matching pair!

 


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

All at sea!

Sea Trust ran one of our Stena Cetacean Surveys yesterday which was pretty good with Porpoises common dolphins and Risso's dolphins recorded.
Three of the seven Tysties currently present in Rosslare Harbour.
Of more relevance to this blog we also recorded our first returning Manxies of the year with a total of eleven spotted between Strumble and Rosslare. forty odd Common Scoter were seen heading north off Dinas and we had several pipits buzzing the ship on both crossings,

Interesting to see Steve Berry had a Tystie (Black Guillemot) in Fishguard Harbour as the Rosslare colony appears to be down to only seven birds as against what has been around twenty pairs most years since 2004.The big storms of last winter 2013-4 seemed to have been the cause of their demise.

Nothing other than pipits on the return until we were just off Strumble when we were passed by an Alba wagtail which literally called attention to itself!

Black Guillemot

A single Black Guillemot was in Fishguard Harbour early this morning.
At Pen Anglas a single Redpoll and four Reed Bunntings were  present.
Llanychaer a Chiffchaf in the garden and two Sand Martin over the near by pond.