Monday, 28 September 2009
Another stroll along the sea wall only produced the usual suspects.It did produce a gathering of birders on the other side of the estuary at Northwick Warf.As i returned home the Ladies of the house informed me that they were going shopping.Long-Billed Dowitcher at Chew or 3-4 hours of being dragged around New Look River Island and the like.45 minutes later i was watching the Dowitcher at Chew, although a bit distant and the light wasn't the best for taking pictures.The bird favoured a small area until a peregrine flushed everything.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
A slight difference in numbers at the pools this morning with 43 Avocet up 4,Little Stint 4 up 2.A flyover Golden Plover a few siskins and a redpoll were the only difference from yesterday.Apart from this no turnover of birds occurring,things are a bit static.
Part of the Avocet flock.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Done the morning tide at goldcliff were the best of the birds were 2 Little Stints 1 Curlew Sand and 2 Ruff.An evening visit to Uskmouth in search of Spotted Crakes(there must be some somewhere) reveled 3 Water Rails and 1 snipe all on show at the same time.If a Gwent spotted crake will show up its got to be here.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Nipped up to Llandegfedd in the week to see if there were any stragglers left from the flock of 20+ Common Terns that had been seen that afternoon.4 Commons were left on the boat.The weather took a turn for the worse with low cloud and drizzle.With this a huge (70+) flock of Common with a few Arctics came in low from the NE,hung around the boats for a few minutes before circling high and then departed to the SW.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
A trip down to Cornwall was thoroughly enjoyable.Not the Mega Seabirds as hoped for but still pretty good all the same.Rough totals were 4 Sabine's gulls,40+ Balearic Shearwaters 10 Sooty 10+ Grey Phals 1 Pom Skua 1 Puffin 1 Little Tern and millions of Manxies and loads of Arctic and Great Skuas.Also picked up the Baird's sand at Penzance and the Wilson's Phal at Exminster Marshes.