Monday, 31 August 2009


A quiet family break in Cornwall ended up with a car that had to be recovered and brought home on a tow truck.(never buy a car that don't need a spare wheel).Meaning holiday cut short.Missing Fea's Petrel Citrine wag and lots of other Cornwall delights.Did manage Balearic Shearwater and numerous Stooty shearwaters ,Arctic Skuas and Bonxies galore from the briefest seawatch ever.Never mind no one was hurt and we all got home safely.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Going Going Gone

A call this morning had me rushing down to Uskmouth for an Aquatic Warbler.What a little beauty!!!

Ringed Released Vanished.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Showed on the left hand side of the 3rd platform.Missed a Spoonbill but it could have been on the back lagoon.I couldn't be bothered to walk all the way around to the sea wall.Maybe i should make the effort.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

St Ives Pelagic

Three brave souls headed down to St Ives at silly o'clock and boarded the Golden Princess and sailed out 7 miles in a NW direction.Nice and calm for the first couple of miles or so and then it was more like a roller coaster than a boat.The engine was cut and the chum went out.Fulmars appeared first then a few Stormie's and then the main price floated by.Wilson's was the cry.
Another Wilson's made a few passes as we headed for Shearwater Alley at about 1 mile off St Ives island,and a few Stormie's followed the boat.The Gates were locked as no Shears came through.Nice trip tho and Wilson's well and truly on me list.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

White Beaks

An excellent trip yesterday down south and then on to Huntress 2 into Lyne Bay For White Beaked Dolphins and whatever birds we came across.It took two and a half hours to get out to the Dolphin site where they showed upon arrival.Some came as close as 10 Ft to the boat.Very difficult to photograph fast moving objects when the boats rocking from side to side as well.
Best of the trip were:
20+ White Beaked Dolphins
2 Balearic Shearwaters
20-30 Manx Shearwaters
1 Arctic Skua
2 Great Skuas
3 Common Scoters and millions of Gannet and Fulmar.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Kenny Kingfisher

Kenny was playing near the outfall at Llandegfedd Reservoir.Also here today were 2 Common Terns that flew high over the dam before i could make it there,also 1 Redshank 3 Common Sands and a Little Egret.

Some More

Bettws Comprehensive School today.Just want one with a ring.Did get a BH Gull with a white ring with black letters,but didnt manage to read it.