Sunday, 24 August 2008

National Yellow Wag Day

It Must have Been National Yellow Wag day today as they seemed to be everywhere at the pools today.20+ in with the cattle behind the first platform,more on the shingle island and fly overs all the time.Also was escorted around a Tree Sparrow site but dipped yet again.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Before The Rain Set In.

Drove to Frampton today for a look at the Red Necked Phal that has been Present for a couple of days.It was on show straight away but very distant.Also a couple of pics from the last week around Gwent.GYList went up by 2 with Osprey And Marsh Tit.

Sunday, 10 August 2008


Headed down to goldcliff pools this morning for a look.Got to the first platform and opened the flap and nearly got blown over the handrail.The Spoonbill was roosting quite close with about 100 BH Gulls and a few Green Sands.With the wind so strong i headed over to the cliff of Golden Delights.Three Hours of watching the sea produced 5 Storm Petrels a Peregrine but not much else.Early evening i decided to head up to Llandegfedd Res to count the Gulls.As i was putting on my Wellington Boots(Yes Wellies in August) i noticed an Osprey flying straight towards the fisherman's car park being bombarded by a few gulls.The Osprey put on a little show Catching at least three fish.It was also attacked by a Peregrine.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Juv Marsh And Blackwits.

A juv Marsh Harrier flying around the Grasslands at goldcliff today.Not close enough for a good photograph tho.A Visit then to the wet field in Caerleon to pick up 6 Blackwits that were visiting the pool.Two snipe,1 Green Sand and a juv LRP also in residence.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

One Hundred And Sixty Six.

Gwent Year list stuck solid on 166.Still need quite a few pretty easy ones.Just cant muster up enough energy to get up a go.Just had a word with myself must try much harder.

A Few From The Week.

Highlights this week were 2 Little stints at Goldcliff pools,1 Common Tern and Med Gull at Llandegfedd Res and quite a large Gull roost at Red Pools.WeeHee.