Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Sunday afternoon i payed a visit and renewed my membership to the WWT Slimbridge.I didn't just go to renew my membership there was a Long-Eared Owl showing well there all day.Just managed to see it for 5 minutes before it lashed down and had to take shelter in the land rover.Nice bird although getting wet.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Acro Loving

Sedge Warblers galore at Uskmouth on Sunday morning and a few Reed Warblers aswell.A Cuckoo was seen but not heard and missed A Marsh Harrier yet again.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Weekday Birder

Might have to change the name of this blog to Weekday Birder because as the evenings are drawing out I've made a few visits after work in the week.I think i will just see how it goes.Couple of pics from Weekday Birder.

Wheatears Wheatears Everywhere.

Took a walk on Saturday morning from the lighthouse park at St Brides to the little beech just past the West Usk Lighthouse.Highlights being 48 Wheatears numerous Whimbrels and a Merlin.On the beach itself were Dunlin Ringed Plover and 109 Osytercatchers.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Went for a play at the local park(Uskmouth).Had 3 go's on the slide 3 on the cargo net and 1 on the wooden frame.

Spent the next 20 minutes or so pretending to be a lighthouse keeper until a gang of bigger boys threw me down the slide and told me not to play here again or else.So i ran back to the van crying knowing i will never be able to play here again.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Mini Migrant Hotspot

Visited Goldcliff Pools again yesterday evening.Highlights being 2 Whinchat 2 Yellow Wags 20+ White Wags 11 Wheatear and 18 Whimbrel all on the sea wall.Groups of 20-30 Whimbrel going up channel quite a few times.The only other thing different on the pools was a Common Sandpiper.

Monday, 21 April 2008

What a Numpty

Saw this Ringed plover today a lot smaller than the others around.My mind started to race of this that and the other so made a couple of calls.Panic over just a Ringed Plover of possibly the tundrae race.What a Numpty.Also a ringed plover wearing a few rings,green above the tibia and yellow on each leg.
A redstart showed well behind the first platform also.

Payed a visit in the afternoon for the Pallas's Warbler and wasn't disappointed.

Saturday, 19 April 2008


Spent the whole day painting the living room,3 coats of of silk emulsion to the ceiling and walls. It did get tempted to drop everything and head out in the rain to see the Pallas's Warbler at frampton.But after a nice cup of coffee and a several breakaways later i resumed the painting.Anyway a couple of pictures from the last couple of days from Goldcliff Pools.