Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Lonely Birds

One lonely med gull on the flooded field at caerleon.Also 130+ Bh Gulls 6 Lbb Gulls 2 Herring Gull 36 Teal and 1 lonely wigeon and 1 lonely lapwing.Forgot to mention 1 lonely fox as well.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Long List At Goldcliff Point

Highlights this evening were 1 floating barrel 1 plastic Bag(tescos i think)it seemed to have a few blue stripes running down its flanks and a steady flow of different size waves.Apart from those highlights a few dunlin a few curlew sands and a few turnstones on the small beach by house.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

LT Skua No-Wilsons-Yes

Set the alarm for 4am and woke at 830am.Do i still go up for the long staying LT skua or not,after two cups of coffee i decided yes.Just before i was about to leave news came out of a Wilson's Phalarope at Upton Warren.With it being about 100 miles closer and not seeing one for quite a few years the plans had changed.1hour and 15 minutes later i was viewing it on the back of the flash.Stayed for a few hours to try and get some pictures but it didn't move from the back of the flash.Also visited Goldcliff Lagoons over the weekend with highlights being 1 curlew sand and 1 little stint.Quite a few birds on the move with meadow pipits,
chiffys and a couple of yellow wags.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Colour Ringed Gulls

Seen a few coloured ringed gulls lately.Med Gull at Bettws in august,LBB gull at llandegfedd in September and more recently a herring gull at bettws.Sent off the info and had some emails about there origin back.
No 1 - Med gull
Place of ringing was Czechia on the 15/05/2004 and has been seen in France and Hungary since.
No 2 - LBB Gull
Place of ringing was Stoke Orchard Landfill Site Gloucestershire on the 05/02/07.
No 2 - Herring Gull
Place of ringing was Gloucester Landfill Site on the 16/12/06.
Wasn't this about the same time as the Glaucous Winged Gull was found.
You never know it might have been sat on bettws playing fields for a few weeks after.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Bird Videos

Found this by accident whilst going through some pictures.Forgot i even had it.Lesser Yellowlegs somewhere near Hereford.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Llandegfedd Res

Three fishermen walked straight across the point just as i arrived and put all the gulls up,so i decided to quickly walk over to green pool hide as i was running out of time.The only birds seen were 3 snipe 6 teal and 8 wigeon.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Pec Sand

Nipped into goldcliff pools after work as a pectoral sandpiper was reported earlier in the day.Absolutely nothing on the first pool everything was seen from the 3rd platform.Highlights being 1 pec sand 5 ruff and 3 little stint.
A new moth trap called the bathroom light has attracted a couple more in.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Back Up And Running

An aquatic warbler showed up this afternoon at uskmouth reedbeds.Thank goodness it preferred the edge of the reedbed to show on and off this evening and not any of the vast reedbeds on offer.A few beardies were pinging as well.
A black redstart has been showing well for the last couple of days in Ebbw Vale.Also a visit to uskmouth and goldcliff last Sunday produced peregrine hobby sparrowhawk and kestrel.

Visited Llandegfedd Res a few times lately to try and find a YLGull.This is the best i could come up with.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Computer Crash

The computer crashed recently and also having problems downloading photos due to not having enough memory or so it keeps telling me.Back up and running now so a few pics to come shortly.Didn't realise i would miss it it so much.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Flooded Pools

The pools at goldcliff have been flooded over the high tide on the weekend so not much interest in the bird front at the moment.I did get out over the weekend but it seemed very quiet.A couple of pictures anyway.The ones of the moths are from my moth trap called the kitchen and hallway light.I will have to invest in a moth id book.