Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sea Trust Strumble Porpoise Watch "Spring has Sprung"...Byoiioyng!

We had not managed to publicise our Easter "Spring has sprung" Porp' watch at Strumble very well, apart from a few posters and our mail list but the twenty odd people who turned up had a treat in store!
Our seemingly resident Risso's Dolphins spent at least an hour showing off and playing hide and seek in front of us. Happily we had several pairs of our new 10x25 compact binoculars with us so everyone was getting a good view. There were at least five probably six. At one time one breached repeatedly if distantly. Great sightings of porpoises grey seals and diving gannets contributed to a show worthy of one of David Attenborough's epic wildlife documentaries!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Strumble Head 21st April.

A reasonable count of 30+ Wheatears around the eastern side of the headland, but very little to back it up. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Strumble Head 20th April

My first Manx Shearwaters of the year, 8 in a few minutes. Not much about in the pretty cold NE wind, only a single Wheatear seen. A couple of Porpoise seen but sea a bit rough for good views.

Pen Anglas

A singing Lesser Whitethroat,and a single male Wheatear were the best,a Black Guillemot in the harbour.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (19 Apr 14)

Lesser Whitethroat singing away again today.  Few more Whitethroats about compared to yesterday, Blackcaps quite numerous now and Wheatear up to 40+.  Whimbrel flew west along the cliffs.  A few Redpolls flying over the garden.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Tresinwen - Merlin Pics (12 Apr 14)

Here are some of the Merlin pics from last weekend.  More on my website.

Tresinwen & Strumble Head (18 Apr 14)

A Lesser Whitethroat rattling behind the garden this afternoon.  Two Whitethroats along the coast and a Common Sandpiper on Porthsychan.  Lots of Wheatear around (30+).

6 Risso's Dolphin cruising slowly past Mackerel Rock at 1630 - very close in and easy to see with binoculars.