Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Strumble Head 19th Sept 2017.

Time: 06.35 - 13.35
Weather: Bright & Clear ( Ireland & Lleyn Peninsula visible )
Wind: WNW then SW very light

Teal - 1
Common Scoter - 108 ( 74 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Pale )
Arctic Skua - 2 ( 1 Dark, 1 Pale )
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( 2 Ad, 1 Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 14
Commic Tern - 6

Common Dolphin - 45 

1000's of Hirundines

Many Thanks to Chris Greyall

Pen Anglas

A large movement of Swallows in excess of 1,000 in an hour,much smaller numbers of House Martins and 3 SandMartins,off shore 3 Sandwich Terns and several Porpoise. A seal pup on beach near outer breakwater.
At Llanychaer a Goshawk and Sparrowhawk circling together the size difference was very noticeably .

Monday, 18 September 2017

Goshawk

A Goshawk flew over at Llanychaer this afternoon.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Crossbills

5 Crossbills near Trecwn plus 2 Wheatears and a fly over Golden Plover.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Strumble this afternoon...

Four-ish pretty quiet, odd birds flying along close concentrated tide race and others feeding in groups, mainly gulls, some gannets two stormies dropped in but not seen again.
One close adult pom with spoons, briefly harassed a group before flying on had it in viewfinder, click, No memory card...aaargh!  

Strumble Head 16th Sept 2017.

Time: 06.15 - 13.00

Teal - 1
Common Scoter - 302 ( 270 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 3
Little Egret - 2
Arctic Skua - 4 ( 1 Pale, 3 Dark )
Bonxie - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Adult ) 
Sandwich Tern - 2
Commic Tern - 6

Common Dolphins - 6 ( 1 Pod )

Many Thanks to Brian Southern & John Faithfull for the information.

Fishguard Harbour Green Breakwater, Thursday, Friday...

We spotted at least four Grey Phalaorope feeding on a scum line a hundred metres or so off the green Breakwater on Friday afternoon  (see below) as we were setting up for our Macmillan Coffee morning for the following day.


Images: Stevo Lucas.



On Saturday it was blowing a hooley and we spotted a Leaches Petrel dancing along followed by a couple of much more fluttery stormies. Several Sandwich Terns were feeding close in with a Little Tern. our Coffee morning guests were also treated to a couple more Grey Phalaropes.
Sadly the spray made photography impossible without risking my camera which was a bit of a pain!