Saturday, 18 February 2017

Not yet at Strumble maybe never but I hope they make it!

Our last full day in Lanzarote, its been hot and sunny but with a strong wind from the north east. I have to say i have not been much of a birder but this evening I had pure gold in the form of a flock of hirundines flying high, north east into the wind which had died down to a breeze. I presume they were migrating and maybe got a bit off course. I was thrilled to see this migration in action, as a boy the thought that the little birds that built their cupped nest under our eaves would fly all the way to South Africa. Now I have seen them half way and maybe just maybe I will see the same ones fly by Strumble in a couple of months! I hope they make it!

Just got this...

I am in Lanzarote where the internet here is not so good I got this today but it was sent yesterday evening. My neighbour Oliver John sent this pic of  a Crane in his field  on tuesday just below the back road from Henner Cross, Goodwick near the turnoff for Rhosycaerau. It was seen Tuesday afternoon but not since so far as I know!

Goodwick (18 Feb 17)

Quick look at the flagpoles this evening - no sign of Glauc but at least 8 Med Gulls.  All adult winter except for one cracking summer plumage bird.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Funny enough!

I have been watching Yellow legged Gulls today,  as well as Turnstones! (in Lanzarote)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Flagpole 16.00 Yellow Legged Gull

A trip around the locality of Fishguard caught up with the Glaucous Gull behind the Ferry, the usual stuff for the time of year at Strumble & a cracking Adult Yellow Legged Gull at the Flagpoles last knockings. Pics by Bryn Rogers.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Strumble Head 4th Feb. 2017

Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Weather: Slightly Overcast, Dry
Wind: SW 2

Common Scoter - 12 ( 10 Males )
Long Tailed Duck - 2 ( 1st winter type females ? My last LTD at Strumble was 2nd Dec 2001! )
Red Throated Diver - 9 ( All birds on sea at same time to avoid duplication, could have been 20 ) 
Black Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Ad )

Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbillls & kittiwakes all present.

Porpoises showing quite well at start.