Sunday, 22 July 2007


Highlights of the weekend being 2 redstarts,1 greenshank,2 green sandpipers,1 snipe,1 common tern.All seen at goldcliff except for the common tern which was seen at llandegfedd res.

Monday, 16 July 2007

YR An Goldcliff Lagoons

Visited ynysyfro reservoir and goldcliff lagoons on Sunday.Two common sands at YR but not much else.Goldcliff lagoons held 1 redstart still flitting around in the bushes by the gate.1 summer plumage knot about 20 black tailed godwits ,1 snipe,1 green sand,1 little ringed plover,2 little owls and about 30 or so dunlin.Also 150+ BH gulls.Coming back through the Celtic manor a female and juvenile green woodpecker were messing about by the side of the road.

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Meds Again

Went back today to see if the one from last night was still present.It was still there and joined by another two.Didn't have my camera on me at the time so i popped back later in the afternoon to take these.One of the gulls had a red ring with white numbers but was unable to read it even when zoomed in on the computer.

Med Gull

Checked out the local playing field in torrential rain and found this.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Goldcliff / Llandegfedd Res / Chew Valley Lake

The weather improved this weekend so quiet a few pics taken.The bird situation still hasn't improved tho.Goldcliff and llandegfedd res on Saturday and chew valley lake for the ferruginous duck on Sunday.Arrived early at chew on Sunday and stayed for a good few hours, didn't have any joy with the duck or the 23 common scoters seen the previous evening.

Also snapped these two butterflies,i think the first one is a comma but haven't got a clue on the second.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Wet Wagtails

With the non stop rain at the moment the only birds to photograph was this in the local car park.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Goldcliff pools / Slimbridge / Albatross watch

Rubbish weather had me dodging heavy downpours all weekend but i still managed a bit of birding.First off was goldcliff lagoons with the highlights being a common sand a turnstone and quite a few redshank.Saturday morning it was hammering down so i decided to go to slimbridge and opt for a dry hide.Had great views of kingfisher and common tern.A quiet sunday afternoon had MEGA BREAKING NEWS of a yellow nosed albatross being picked up exhausted on a beach the other side of the bristol channel and released 4pm saturday afternoon.In hope that it could still be in the area a seawatch from goldcliff point was in order.Three others with the same plan scoured the channel for a couple of hours with no joy.But a single storm petrel two fulmars and a flock of white UFOs were picked up.