Thursday, 30 October 2014

Goodwick 30th October.

A round walk starting by the Rugby Club along the lane towards the Drim produced a good number of Blackbirds & a few Song Thrushes feeding on the berry laden bushes with 2 Swallows overhead a bit of a surprise. Up the hill then to the football pitch where 3 Jays were hopping about with some Magpies & then down the lane to join Goodwick Moor at the start of the Boardwalk. The Moor itself was very quiet except for a single Chiff calling. At the Flagpoles 17 Turnstones & 2 Ringed Plover with a handful of Herring & Black Headed Gulls.
Along the lane from the Rugby Pitch to the Drim quite a few Nestboxes & Bat Boxes have been put up recently by their very new look  ( although I haven't been along there for a while ), it will be interesting to see how successful the birdboxes are given the very public location & some to me seem to be very close to each other. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Lapland Buntings

A party of seven Lapland Buntings flew south past the lower car park on Saturday morning (25th), no sign of the Snow Buntings.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

A Hummingbird Hawk Moth in the garden at Llanychaer this afternoon,I don't think that I have seen one on a later date than this. On Wednesday three Red Kites together over house ,there have been three Cormorants on the near by pond over the past couple of weeks.
Hummingbird Hawk Moth still around on 31st

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Flagpoles 16.00

Like old times, 12 Med. Gulls at Flagpoles, ages as follows: 7 Adults, 1 2nd W, 2 1st s & 2 1st w.


Also Common Gull, 2 Redshank a few Turnstones & a Curlew.


At Strumble earlier, 2 Bonxies & 1 Arctic Skua.
Thanks Glen from NCE.

Strumble Head 22nd October.

Time: 07.30 - 15.00
Wind: SW


Common Scoter - 33 ( 27 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 2
Great Northern Diver - 2
Fulmar - 2
Manx Shearwater - 6
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Little Egret - 1
Arctis Skua - 2 ( both Dark )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 8
Little Gull - 3 ( All 1st w )
Mediterranean Gull - 7 ( 3 Adult , 4 1st w )


Now 2 Snow Buntings by the car park & 2 Purple Sandpiper on Ynys Michael.


Chris Grayell  

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Strumble Head 21st October. ( Totals )

Time: 07.30 - 17.15
Weather: Bright at times, generally cloudy
Wind: NW 7

Common Scoter - 27 ( 23 Males )
Teal - 5
Wigeon - 15
Pintail - 15
Fulmar - 4
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Storm Petrel - 2
Leach's Petrel - 4
Golden plover - 3
Grey plover - 1
Grey Phalarope - 5
Pomarine Skua - 36 ( 13 Pale,1 Dark, 22 Juvs )
Arctic Skua - 50 ( 34 Pale, 14 Dark, 2 Juv )
Long Tailed Skua - 7 ( All Juvs )
Bonxie - 100
Sabines Gull - 2 ( Juvs )
Little Gull - 9 ( 2 Ad,  7 1st w )
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( Ad, 1st w , 2nd w )
Arctic Tern - 1
Commic Tern - 4


Quite a few Manx through today.






Risso's Dolphin - 2


Many Observers, Many thanks to all those involved  on such a GREAT DAY !









Monday, 20 October 2014

Strumble Head 20th October.

Time: 07.45 - 11.45
Weather: Cloudy with rain showers
Wind: W 5/6


Common Scoter - 12 ( 11 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 2
Fulmar - 1
Manx Shearwater - 11
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Arctic Skua - 3 ( 2 Dark, 1 Pale )
Bonxie - 14
Little Gull - 1 ( Ad )
Mediterranean Gull - 4 ( 1 Ad, 3 1st w )


Risso's Dolphin - 3
Porpoises showing well at times.


Very tame Snow Bunting feeding by road between Cattle Grid & Lookout.


A.Rogers, R.Davies, C.Grayell.