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.

Thursday, 15 November 2007


I had a spare hour at lunchtime today so it was spent at Pantygasseg near Pontypool for the large Brambling flock that was reported yesterday.There were still good numbers about but they were very flighty.Difficult to digiscope as they were moving around to quickly.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Long Tailed Duck

After visiting the Snow Bunting I stopped off at Park Cwm Darren Lake south East of Merthyr Tydfill for the Long Tailed Duck.It was Quite happily diving away with a few coot and a couple of mallard for company.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Snow Bunting Again

Another Snow Bunting but this time it was this side of the Severn bridge(getting closer to Gwent all the time)Viewing conditions difficult due to the gale force winds but still managed some shots as it walked past at about six feet.It got so close at one stage that the auto focus on the camera didn't work.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Birds And The Letter S

A week of birds with the letter S in their names and places..
All Seen on ThurSday,Saturday And Sunday (3)
2 Snow BuntingS - Stolford SomerSet (5)
1 Juv Pom/Artic Skua - Stolford SomerSet (4) Any Thoughts
1 Spotted Sandpiper - LiSvave ReServior Cardiff (4)
1 Black RedStart - St BrideS Newport (3)
1 White-Rumped Sandpiper - Kenfig Nature ReServe Glamorgan (2)
And LoadS Of FieldfareS everywhere (2)