Saturday, 24 September 2011

What A Beach

I was just pulling up to Goldcliff pools to see what was about when the phone rang.Darryl was on the other end saying he had an interesting plover when suddenly as we were talking it flapped a little and showed the briefest glimpse of dusky auxiliaries.15 minutes later i managed to get a pic showing  an attenuated rear and black on the underparts extending way back towards the tail.Crept down towards where Darryl was positioned.Showed Darryl the photograph and news was put out as a probable.We waited for Chris and then positioned ourselves for a better look.Happy days AGP on the West Usk Beach(County First).Watched it for a while until a few fishermen flushed it further out onto the mud where we we able to get the Grey-Brown inner underwing in flight.See for the finders story.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Scilly Daytrip

Black And White Warbler and Northern Waterthrush was just to much to bear.Four Am Monday morning saw two of us heading down the M4 to connect with the scillonian for 9:15.Leach's Petrel was seen from the boat plus usual seabirds.Black And White Warbler,Red Eyed,Vireo,Solitary Sandpiper,Blue Winged Teal and Woodchat Shrike showed exceptionaly well.Dipped Northern Waterthrush and heard Bee eater only.The Helicopter was running late so another look for Waterthrush had us missing it by seconds.Straight forward dive home and back in bed by 11:30.

Black And White Warbler And Waterthrush Pics kindly Supplied By Ashley Howe.

The Greatest hide you will ever see.Full of fleas,lice,rats and shit!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Down And Dirty With A Phal

A nice Surprise greeted me at West Usk Beach Sunday morning.Had to get down and dirty with it to get some pics.Well worth smelling like a farm yard for tho.Best of the rest were 2 Curlew Sands 1 Sanderling and 10 Barwits.

Click Big You Know You Want To!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

All Gone

Had some great pictures of this evenings Wryneck from Uskmouth but all were lost whilst transferring them to my computer.Major problems with error signs saying cannot create folder.Cf card full when it wasn't.~And I'm not even going to mention yesterdays trip to Cornwall.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Two Good Bids In A Day

A walk around Green Pool At Llandegfedd produced this Osprey,lost it as it flew around the corner and couldn't relocate it.Nothing else of note here.In the afternoon news of a Wryneck at Garnlydan Reservoir came through and hour later a big twitch assembled comprising of two watching it sat on a post before flying into he only bush on the reservoir  bank.It must of new that the rain was coming.Got absolutely drenched walking back to the van.Haven't seen rain like it for years.Non stop bouncing off the road rain with lightening all the way to Pontypool.