Sunday, 23 May 2010

Iberian Chiff Still In Wentwood

Checked out the Iberian Chiffy at Wentwood again this morning.Still in the same area and still singing its little heart out.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Very Interesting Morning

Checked out a couple of woods today.Firecrest in each.1 seen and 1 heard.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Oriental Pratincole, Frampton Marsh, Boston

Arrived just in time to watch it flying around in front of the hide for an hour or so before it was seen to thermal up with some gulls and disappear out of sight.

Great Reed Derby

Showed well in the smallest patch of reeds you've ever seen.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


Gwent Yearlist on 170 with the latest addition of spoonbill.
Not that I'm doing a year list or anything.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

New Gwent Record

122 Species recorded it the County of Gwent within 24Hrs.Breaking the record set in 2008 by 3.
Started at Garn lakes at midnight and ended at uskmouth at about 9:30pm.A few species missed by not all of the team getting on to them but that's always going to happen.A big Sit could be a Good idea at Goldcliff or how many species can be racked up within the reserve boundaries could be rewarding.Did manage to check out the wet field this afternoon only because it involved walking less than 5 feet from the van.

Who Would

Well who would believe it.A pager message of singing Iberian Chiffchaff at Wentwood late one evening.Must be checked out the following morning.And there it was in full song.It do dwindle out as the day progresses so early morning is best if you want to hear the full monty.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Stints,Sandpipers And A Goose

Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and a Canada x Barnacle Goose Hybrid turned up at Goldcliff and Boat Lane over the weekend.Also another two Garganey and Little Ringed Plover.

And A Chick Munching Gull.


A Nice Pair of Garganey turned up on the Wet Field at Caerleon on Saturday

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Crossbilled Diver

Highlights for the last week or so are,Marsh Harrier,Red Legged Partridge and a Crossbilled Diver.Why couldn't it have been a stonking summer jobby.Anyway back to watching the Election.