Tuesday, 28 October 2008

2 More

A quite Sunday afternoon stroll around Uskmouth was planned until a call of a Pec Sand at goldcliff came through.Two dropped gears in the van and 5 minutes later i was passing the third platform when another call came in with the words GET HERE QUICK ANOTHER YANK!!!!!!!!!!A quick sprint around to the sea wall(Didn't think i was going to survive to see them) but there they were in all there glory.White Rumped Sand and Pec Sand on the Gwent list this Year.

Sunday, 26 October 2008





Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Leaving Gwent

A quiet couple of weeks recently bird wise but Ive been out a few times still looking for a Gwent YB Warbler.Went down to Ogmore on Friday for the Red Necked Phal but it had moved on overnight.Also watched a small flock of bearded tits at uskmouth fly up until out of view and then come back down again.The last time they went up two birds broke off and flew straight over towards the grasslands and out of view.Don't know weather anybody has witnessed this behaviour before but it certainly looked like they were testing the water before moving off.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Three Dip Day.

The weekend was spent looking for County year ticks.
No 1-Barn Owl, spent an hour from 5:30-6:30AM touring the levels.Dip number One.
No 2-GGShrike,Spent a couple of hours at Castle Meadows early morning.Dip number Two.Did have a few Redwings Dipper and Grey wag tho.
No 3-Checked out Dunlop semtex Pond ant Llandegfedd for the Whooper Swan that was reported the night before.Dip Number Three.No sign either of the female type Scaup at Llandegfedd.Osytercatcher flying around the res tho.(looks like the whooper flew straight over to Ogmore Estuary)
No 4-Bingo,Walked into the heather on the Blorange for two and a half minutes, put up a Red grouse,watched it fly over the hillside and then walked two and a half minutes back to the van.Easiest tick ever.