Sunday, 22 January 2017

Little Egret

A Little Egret at Lower Town Fishguard this afternoon,from the fort large numbers of Gulls and around 50 Cormorants.
Yesterday at Rosebush Reservoir 13 Tufted Duck a pr of Goldeneye,27 Teal and a single Coot.
Pantmaenog fairly quite a group of 11 Bullfinch was nice,but a total lack of any Siskins or Redpolls.

Glaucous Gull pics.

Fantastic pics Richard.

Raptor Watch Today.
14 Marsh Harrier
2 Pallid Harrier
3 Black Shouldered Kite
Booted Eagle ( Dark Phase )
Greater Spotted Eagle
Osprey
Kestrel
Peregrine
Black Kite loads
Brahiminy Kite loads

Divar Island Goa



Sea Bird Spectacular Fishguard Harbour.

What looked like a snow storm at the mouth of Fishguard Harbour attracted our attention when Ken and Leo the porp hound popped into the Ocean Lab. We decided it needed checking out so headed out to the breakwater A lot of the gulls had dispersed when we got there a couple of hundred now gathering around the Cow and Calf rocks

When we got to the end of the breakwater there were rows of Auks, Razorbills and Guillemots  
probably getting on for 300+


Also a few hundred gulls mainly black headed but also plenty of Herring and a fair few commons.




sadly there were no cetaceans visible but there must have been some pretty spectacular amount of small fish arounfd to have attracted such a throng of birds!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Fishguard Glaucous Gulls (21 Jan 17)

Here are some pics of one of the Glaucous Gulls from this afternoon.




Long tailed duck

The Long tailed duck is still present at Pwll Crochan seen by Fran Eggby today.

Fishguard Harbour (21 Jan 17)

2 * 1stW Glaucous Gulls in the harbour all afternoon.  Only came close to flagpoles once.  Pics to follow.  As previously reported in the week they favour following the fishing groups of Cormorants.

Strumble Head (20 Jan 17)

Barn Owl on roadside wires by Bristgarn at 2345.