Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Still there!


We saw an adult Black Guillemot fly out of Fishguard Harbour heading east...

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Strumble Head 28th July.

Time: 06.00 - 14.00
Weather: Cloudy then Brightened up.
Wind: NW 5/6


Common Scoter - 19 ( 14 Males )
Dunlin - 10
Whimbrel - 20
Curlew - 1
Pomarine Skua - 4 ( All Pale Phase Immatures, 3 with developed spoons )
Bonxie - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 5 ( 1 adult, 4 Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 4
Arctic Tern - 1 ( Juv )
Puffin - 39


Porpoises showing early on.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Strumble Head 27th July.

Time: 05.30 - 11.55
Wind: W4 increasing to Gale Force 8


Arctic Skua - 1 ( Pale Phase )
Bonxie - 1
Puffin - 20


Many Thanks to Richard Davies for the totals.

Green Sandpipers

2 Green Sandpipers on the pond at Llanychaer this morning

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Goshawk

A juv Goshawk past through Llanychaer being mobbed by several Carrion Crows,it was heading up the Gwaun Valley.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Privet Hawkmoth

A Privet Hawkmoth was a nice find in the garden.
Fishguard Harbour 1 juv and 1 1st summer Mediterranean Gull this morning

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Strumble Head 21st July.

Time: 06.15 - 08.15
Weather: Overcast
Wind: SW 4 increasing


Puffin - 8


Porpoises showing off & on.


Thought it would be a bit better, but plenty of commoner species.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Strumble Head (19 Jul 15)

Time: 0515 - 0915
Weather: Heavy rain at first then clear and sunny.
Wind: SW (F7) early then NW (F5)
 
Cory's Shearwater - 1 (0535) - Mid range cutting the corner.
Great Shearwater - 1 (0550) - Long range with Manxies then dropped into feeding flock.
Sooty Shearwater - 1 (0645) - Close tide race.
Mediterranean Gull - 4 (1st sum)
Black Guillemot - 1 (0707)
Common Scoter - 21 (20M, 1F)
Bar Tailed Godwit - 1
Sanderling - 3
Turnstone - 4
Dunlin - 11

Lots of Puffin and Kittiwake.  Only a few Porpoise sightings.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Med Gull at Strumble

There was an adult med gull in summer plumage at Strumble this afternoon.

Wader migration...

Yesterday (Tuesday) whilst having a look around the Fishguard outer breakwater we flushed four Redshank five Curlew and seven Whimbrel, probably blown in by the northerly winds...

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

Fishguard Bay Med Gulls

Over the past couple of weeks a mixed bunch of Med Gulls have been hanging around feeding on small fish...


Saturday, 11 July 2015

Chough family at Strumble yesterday...


A young couple pointed out this family of Choughs as I made my way down to the lookout at Strumble yesterday early evening. The youngsters looked pretty newly fledged and being fed by the adults. I only got a moment before what appeared to be the family of four took flight but at least I got a couple of record shots. 


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Not exactly a sea bird but very close...

Sadly this juvenile Goldcrest must have left the nest too early , Beth found it near the Ocean Lab today we hear them a lot throughout the year they seem to like the mixture of tree planting here particularly the pines...

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Strumble Head 8th July.

Time: 10.45 - 13.45
Weather: cloudy, Rain at times then brightened.
Wind: NW 5


Great Shearwater - 1 ( @ 11.08 came through at approx. 200 metres with a line of Manx )
Puffin - 3


Porpoises seen on & off mostly following incoming tide.
Hundreds of Manx Shearwaters. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Strumble Head 7th July.

Time: 11.00 - 12.00
Weather: Bright & Sunny
Wind: SW 4


Arctic Skua - 1 ( Dark Phase )
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Adult )
Puffin - 2


Plenty of Manxies through in the hour.
Porpoises showing on & off.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Goodwick 5th July.

A Spotted Flycatcher in the same place as a few weeks ago so likely on territory in a very suitable area. Seen feeding actively over a small stream that borders a horse paddock.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Common Sandpipers

At least two Common Sandpiper present around pond at Llanychaer tonight.