Monday, 29 June 2009

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Lack Of Pics

Sorry about the lack of Pics this week but most have been of sensitive species.Anyhow here's a few of some more common Stuff.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Just Landed In Between The Nails

Another right in front of the first platform.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Spotfly Sunday

A walk around a local woodland produced shed fulls of Spotted Flycatchers.

Saturday, 20 June 2009


The last time i visited the Gower was for a Roller.This time it was for a Woodchat Shrike.It wasn't showing at first but came out to play in the end.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Somerset Again

After last weeks failed attempt to see the Little Bittern i decided to head down this morning and not leave until it showed itself or until it got dark.On site at 04:50 hours walking around Loxton Marsh i bumped into a few other birders who informed me that it had been showing well and calling 5 minutes before i got there.About 2 hours later it started its call but seemed to be miles away.In this time a thick blanket of fog came down and i was starting to get flashbacks of last week driving back up the M5 thinking what if.Then during the morning the fog lifted and the calling got louder and louder,it was only a matter of time until it flew.And then there it was a full 30 seconds of pure pleasure right in front of me crossing the main channel and into the reeds again.Good scope views were had at this time and Little Bittern well and truly ticked off on my British List.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Deepest Darkest

Somewhere in the deepest darkest Gwent Was This.That's it folks.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


Highlights at the Pools.5 Whimbrel 4 Grey Plover 9 Knot and this Little Owl.Nothing much else to report

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Big Dip

Headed off down to the somerset Levels Sunday morning arriving on site at 11am and left at 1:30pm.Had to get back for family duties.The Little Bittern stayed well and truly hidden in the reed bed without even a little flap.A picture of a reddish buff below swallow from the wet field a couple of weeks ago is all i got of interest at the moment.A dark looking Rustica or a pale looking Transitiva?

Thursday, 4 June 2009

The Pools Again

Picked up an Acro Warbler flying into the bushes by the main entrance gate and thought that it looke paler in flight than a Reed Warbler.Couldnt find it at first but then it sang,lots and lots of mimicry including Linnet,Willow Chiff,Swallow,Goldfinch and House Sparrow,There has been a few Reed Warblers with a bit of mimicry there recently but nothing like this,it was completly different.It also didnt have the repetertiveness of a Reed Warbler.It kept out of view for most of the time but did fly back across to another bush on a few occasions.Never really came out into the open so didnt get any id clinching features but the best pic i got do show longish primaries and what seems to be pale tips.Last seen in the bushes by the metal gate.It was then looked for up untill 11pm and the next day with no Joy.Didnt even check the pools,the Black stork could have been sat there in full view.