Monday, 7 January 2013

Local Area Bird List 2012

Interesting to see the much publicised " Foot It " experiment in 2013, i inadvertantly did much the same thing in 2012 except mine was a " Not drive very far list ".

Basically my area started at  Fishguard Fort, south as far as Scleddau ( taking a small detour up the Gwaun Valley ) then along the Mathry Rd turning off to Abermawr. Back around the coast then to Fishguard.

I ended the year with a round 150 species, a few glaring absentees but a couple i didn't expect to get.

Here's a breakdown of the number of species i had first at each site or area:

Gwaun Valley - 5
Lower Town Fishguard - 3
My Garden ( In Fgd ) - 23
Goodwick Moor - 11
Fishguard Harbour - 36
Pen Anglas - 5
Strumble Head - 50
Jordanston - 11
St. Nicholas - 4
Abermawr - 2

The biggest suprise was not the Yellow Browed Warbler in the garden or even the Bonapartes Gull at Strumble, in the 12 months i didn't manage to catch up with a knot. A scarcity at Fishguard Harbour but only 33 were recorded past Strumble Head this year & i missed all of them.

See what 2013 brings.