Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Merlin at Strumble 27/3

A quiet morning birdwise with a few Auks passing and several divers out on the water. Highlight was this passing Merlin.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Sand Martins

A total of 19 Sand Martins passing through at Llanychaer, also a pair of Stock Doves and Kingfishers, plenty of Chiffchaff around in the woods.
A flock of about 50 Golden Plover in a field between here and Puncheston.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Strumble's Wheatears...

It isn't Spring until you have photographed a Wheatear!


A group of around 10 Redwing scattered through out the woodland at Coed Cilgelynnen near Llanychaer this afternoon.

Strumble Head (26 Mar 17)

A walk around the headland today finally located the much sought after Wheatears.  5 in total on the sheltered slopes beyond the lighthouse.  (4M, 1F).  Also 2 Sand Martin flew through.  Chough very much in evidence with two pairs and a group of five.  Lots of Stonechats back on territory.  Pics of Wheatears to follow later.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Winter Plumage RTD from Thursday

Outer Breakwater

A stroll along either side this morning with Cliff & visitor from Caerphilly Graham Powell ( A.K.A. Tall Twitcher ) who's down for a couple of days. Not bursting with birds but a single Wheatear & a distant Great Northern Diver backed up with more Rock Pipits than I would normally expect to see there. A single Guillemot in the harbour but no sign of the hoped for Tysties.