Sunday, 3 May 2015

Strumble Head (03 May 15)

After a trip to Somerset yesterday decided to stay closer to home today.  Usual walk around Porthsychan and coast path to Lighthouse.

Lots of Chiffchaffs and Whitethroats singing.  Lesser Whitethroat singing continuously at the bottom of Porthsychan valley.  Three Common Sandpipers on Porthsychan beach.  Fall of about 20 Wheatear in the small field at the head just below the old coastguard lookout.
So I saw a distant dark bird speeding low over the sea about 800 yards away... At 50 times optical zoom my trusty Canon bridge camera confirmed my strong  suspicion it was a Peregrine!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Flagpoles 28th April.

A group of 9 Whimbrel came in but didn't hang around for very long, quiet otherwise.

Monday, 27 April 2015


A pair of Shelduck by what use to be the flagpoles in Fishguard Harbour also several Black headed Gulls.
Pen Anglas a singing Lesser Whitethroat and a even mix of Swallow,House Martin and Sand Martin totaling 50 + birds.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Gwaun Valley 26th April.

Blackcaps seemingly every few yards beyond Alt Y Clyn & on past Cwm Gwaun in suitable habitat. Of the expected big 3 summer visitors only a single singing male Pied Flycatcher in the wood just past Llanerch Farm where you park on the bend & go through the gate. It was a couple of hundred metres along the path close to the derelict building, singing from high up on the bank & moving around as they do, there were however numerous singing Willow warblers again quite close together. At the same site a male Sparrowhawk hunting the woodland edge gave good views as he perched up.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Flagpoles 14.00

A mixed bag with single Whimbrel & Bar Tailed Godwit, 2 nice summer plumaged Dunlin & 2 Common Sandpiper.

Pied Flycatcher and Redstarts

I did my usual walk round Llanychaer this morning it produced a male Pied Flycatcher and 3 male Redstarts.