Saturday, 27 August 2011

West Usk Lighthouse

The New Hide At Goldcliff

Monday, 15 August 2011

Gwents Third

Tick tick hooray!A gwent tick today.Dropped everything in work and rushed down to the pools where the Cattle Egret preformed superbly for the next hour or so.It was reported early afternoon on the pager but no sign this evening from a brief visit but could well be still in the area.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Mighty Llandegfedd

Decided to have a nice quiet relaxed stroll around the North End and Green Pool area of Llandegfedd Reservoir at the weekend.Started off well until i got to Green Pool hide when on opening the hide slats i was greeted by reeds,reeds and more reeds.Excellent start.Next i thought i would walk around green pool and back along the north shore.First i had to pass through the small wooded area across the board walk.This is what i was greeted with.

Finally made it through the entrance with just a few cuts to show.

Next was how to get through the 5ft jungle of nettles.

After being stung 30- 40 times it was a quick look back to see how i ever managed it.

I did carry on around the North shore where the highlights were 2 Common Sands and a wigeon.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Terns Terns And More Terns

Spent a few days down on the English Riviera.Popped out birding a couple of times with the best bird being a Roseate Tern showing well from the hide at Dawlish Warren(Cheers Lee)