Monday, 29 October 2007

Scilly Weekend

Two and a half days wasn't long enough and a bit earlier in the month would have been better.But never mind a great time was had.On Saturday the fog was really bad down to about 50mtrs at times.Did get over to St Agnes on Sunday but dipped the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak by 45 minutes.We did get the Dusky Warbler in the end.The Pallas's Warbler didn't play ball on two occasions but a couple of firecrest did.All in all a great couple of days.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Bulmore Cormorant Roost

Checked out the Cormorant roost at Bulmore yesterday evening.
Thirty three in total.Does anyone know whats the highest count is here.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Sluice Farm,Lisvane Res,Llandegfedd Res

The weekend was spent at these 3 locations.First was a Visit to the Sluice Farm for nothing much more than a nice Merlin.Next stop was Lisvane Reservoir for the Spotted Sand,by the time i got there it had flow over to Llanishen Res on the far bank so the views were distant.It did get flushed from the other side and flew straight past me.After Checking the photos out I realised I had the camera on the wrong settings so they came out a bit blurred.Sunday morning was spent at Llandegfedd.Highlight was a Green Sandpiper.Groups of between 30-40 Wood Pigeons were flying through for the couple of hours I spent there.

Part of the Avocet flock thats been at Goldcliff Pools.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Short Eared Owl Again

I went back down this evening to goldcliff pools to see if the Short Eared Owl was still about.It showed well from about 5:15 until dark.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Short Eared Owl

Visited Goldcliff lagoons this evening just before dusk.The tide was right out but i thought you never no something might still be lingering.Two Spotted Redshanks and 40 Avocet still on the first lagoon.Thirty plus Lapwing and two Pintail from the third platform overlooking the second lagoon.I wasn't going to bother walking around to the sea wall but decided to as i had thirty minutes of light left.Just as i started walking around a Short Eared Owl flew up from the grass bank and landed thirty or so feet further along.It flew up once again before i could get my camera to my scope.In the end i just took a few long range pics as it carried on down the bank.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Goldcliff Pools And Llandegfedd Res

Visited Goldcliff Pools this morning.Highlights being 1 Little Stint,1 Curlew Sand,2 Spotted reds a few Grey Plover and the Leucistic Lapwing. Looks like the farmer is still zooming around the reserve on his quad bike putting everything up.

Dropped the lovely wife and children at Cwmbran this afternoon so a quick visit to llandegfedd was had before I picked them back up.
Pretty quiet except for this Goldeneye and loads of redwings.