Saturday, 31 January 2009

Boat Lane Marsh

This little beauty was floating around the fields this morning for at least 40 minutes.Didn't come close enough for anything half decent photo wise.Thousands of Lapwing a warehouse full of black tailed godwit and a shed full of grey Plover.Looks like the Green Winged Teal is back at Goldcliff
and the Glaucous Gull has been seen at Magor Pill.Lots of Little Gulls being reported down south today.Anyway what is it with Gwent Locations?I visited Llandegfedd Ynysyfro and Newport Tip recently.Llandegfedd you cant view the roost from the fishermans car Park after 4pm due to the gates being locked.Ynysyfro res Gates Locked permanently.And Newport Tip Thousands of Gulls but all out of view from the other side of the river.Never mind you still got to try.Quitters never win and winners never quit.

Monday, 26 January 2009


A quick visit over the weekend just to pick up the shorties. Not much else just a few Scramblers tearing up the Moorland.
This was the more typical view.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Gwylan y Gogledd

Only the Second Adult i think to be seen in whats turning out to be a good start for the county of Gwent.The last one being on the 17Th January 1987 at Chepstow Wharf.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

A Couple More

Two More from yesterday.The Power of the crop tool.Other birding highlights this weekend were a goosander and goldeneye at Ynysyfro and two shelduck at Llandegfedd.



Saturday, 17 January 2009

County First

I Know its not exactly a Cretzschmar's Bunting,Brown Flycatcher or Siberian Thrush but still pretty exciting to find a first for your county.

Sunday, 11 January 2009


Excellent flock of WOODLARKS in a field in the heart of Gwent on Saturday (Gwent tick
as well)Gulls galore and 2 Pintail at Llandegfedd (nothing that unusual amongst the Gulls)and 17 Bewicks at Llanllowell.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Gwent Waxwings

After seeing one just before new year and searching for ones and twos after,twenty six turn up in Usk all at once.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Forrest Of The Dean

Can i tempt you?Go on Click for the bigger Picture.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

That Was That.

182 was the final total after 12 months of hard work.Some Good birds for the county of Gwent were seen and some easy ones missed.Never mind that's birding.Do i do it all again(yeah most probably).MANY THANKS TO ALL THE OTHER GWENT BIRDERS WHO TEXT PHONED AND E-MAILED ME WITH BIRD NEWS OVER THE YEAR.THANKS AGAIN.