Monday, 31 December 2007


Nothing better to do this evening than tot up my year list.It ended on 266 not to bad but could of done better if i had the get up and go.What to do next Gwent list a patch list or another year list,i think i will just go with the flow and see what happens.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Drive By Birding

If you were down between Nash and Goldcliff Point today you would have witnessed a bit of drive by Birding.
Scanned every field in the vicinity for anything white that moved.No Cattle Egrets anywhere but a few Little Egrets about.Also picked up about 6 plastic Milk Cartons 28 Plastic Carrier Bags an a few news Papers.A bit of road rage as well when i kept slamming on the brakes without looking whats behind.After getting fed up of looking at Carrier Bags i popped into Boat Lane to look for the MEGA Bar-Headed Goose and there he was in all his glory.Didn't stop that long but also picked up the Leucistic Lapwing a Kingfisher and a nice number of Black Tailed Godwits.Also present here were huge numbers of Dunlin and Lapwing.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Black swan

This MEGA was happily swimming around at Boat Lane Goldcliff this morning.Seen another years ago at Ynysyfro Res.Happy Days!!!

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Best Bewicks Photos Ever

Managed to snap these Bewicks swans this evening as it was getting dark.38 Mute Swans and 9 Bewicks spread over two fields just outside llangybi.You must agree there the best ever(and some are Bewicks honestly)

Monday, 24 December 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone who's stumbled across this blog in the last 11 months.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Last Couple Of Days

Highlights of the last couple of days have been 5 Golden Plover 1 Bewicks Swan(First One For Me On The Levels) 1-2 Water pipits at the end of Boat Lane but vanished as soon as they appeared.Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank at Goldcliff Pools,the Spotted Redshank Stayed for half an Hour but the Greenshak flew as soon as the flap was opened on the platform.Also 4 Great Crested Grebes at Ynysyfro Reservoir 2 of which were displaying to each other.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Strange Goosanders

A quick Look at the flooded field this morning didn't produce no more than 40+BH gulls 3 LBB Gulls and a couple of herring Gulls.Down in the river usk below the vantage point were 5 Goosanders acting strange.Four of them going round in a circle non stop chasing each other.Hmm strange.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

96 Hours

Due to Man Flu I've just spent the last 96 Hours of watching back to back episodes of Only fools and Horses,Friends,Everybody Loves Raymond,Top Gear,Scrap Heap Challenge,60 Second Make Over,Car Booty,Phil and fern,Loose Women,Jeremy Kyle and save the best to last Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Gwent Goosanders

I did manage to get out briefly this weekend and this was the highlight.Rain rain floods then some gales more rain gales and work more work then some more rain and gales.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

To Much

To much recently of this

and this. (I Drew This Myself Honestly)

Means not enough watching of these.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007


I took an hour dinner break today at Llandegfedd res.Just a quick scan of the gulls didn't produce anything worthy of note.A Pink Footed Goose knocking about with the Canada geese was a surprise.Don't know where its come from but i think there was one a few weeks back.It might be friends with the Barnacle goose that's been around.Or it could even be related to the snow Goose.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Not So Glossy

Three Glossy Ibis were seen on Saturday just inside Gwent (I think).Not far from the Coach And Horses Public House.
Got up a bit late Sunday morning so the first check was the Caerleon flooded field.The only bit of interest on here was a Med Gull second or third of the year i think.Headed Down to Castleton then for a couple of laps of Church Lane and Ty Mawr Road but with no joy.Spent an Hour At Llandegfedd in the afternoon where a pair of peregrine provided the entertainment chasing the gulls.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

The Pembrokeshire Pipit

Q: What do the P Stand For in Pembrokeshire?
A: Its Got to be Pechora as in the Pipit.
What an absolute Corker!!! Showed down to about six feet at one stage. A bit disappointed in the photos tho as it showed so well.