Thursday, 31 December 2009

Gwent 09 Highlights

Not a bad year.The best being:

Woodlaks ,Waxwings , Glaucous Gull ,Green Winged Teal ,Ruddy Shelduck ,Whooper Swans ,Marsh And Hen Harriers , Black Redstarts ,Twite , Snow Bunting, Mandarin Duck , Possible Hudsonian Whimbrel and Marsh Warbler , Firecrest possibly Breeding ,3 Garganey , Aquatic Warbler , Pec Sand , Dartford Warbler , 4 Different Iceland Gulls , Hawfinch , Storm and Leaches Petrel , Pom Skua , Flock of 70+ Common Terns + a few Arctics thrown inn,2 Little Gulls , Great Northern Diver and Grey Phal.Not to forget bird of the Year , Uskmouths Subalpine Warbler.
Happy New Year To You All.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Three Res Tour

A tour of the main 3 reservoirs in Gwent was quiet except for this at Llandegfedd.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Sluice Farm

A stomp about the Saltmarsh at the Sluice Farm produced near enough the same as yesterday except for 3 Peregrines 1 Spot red and 15 Golden Plover.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Black Red At Peterstone

Also half a dozen Water Pipits 1 Rock Pipit 1 Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe out on the Saltmarsh.

Sunday, 20 December 2009


Drove 134miles to see Buzzard,Med Gull and a field full of Goldies.Nice!!!

Check Them Out

Check this out-

Sunday, 13 December 2009


Went looking at Clearfell areas of Wentwood.No sign of any GG Shrikes but plenty of Crossbill flying all over the place in small groups.The largest group being of 30+ birds.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Sor Bay Surprise

Went looking for the GG Shrike Sunday Morning.A huge walk uphill through the forest first and no sign of the shrike at the top.It had only stopped raining and was still blowing a gale so if i was a shrike i wouldn't be on show either.Llandegfedd in the afternoon produced 353 Wigeon 100+ teal 4 Tufted Duck and 4 Goosanders were the highlight in the Sor Bay Area.The Most Wigeon I've seen there for ages,not that i venture down to Sor Bay much.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Quite Close

You don't often get good views of a Pom anywhere near Gwent these days or any days so the Beachley Pom tempted me out for a look.Did get told by some lady that i was trespassing in her garden as i walked along the foreshore.Never mind good views were had.A little bit disappointed that its only about 300yards from Gwent in a certain direction tho.