Sunday, 28 September 2014

Tresinwen & Strumble (27 & 28 Sep 14)

Looks like I have made it through September without any sea-watching - thanks to the weather.  Not a record to be proud of.  We must have been too greedy in the last week of August.

A good look around the garden and headland over the weekend produced the following highlights:

  • 150 Starlings yesterday feasting on Elderberry around Tresinwen.  Nothing unusual amongst them.  They seem to have dispersed today and have taken to high level fly catching.
  • 2 Jays today - one behind the garden and one at bottom of Porthsychan valley.
  • Up to 5 Goldcrest around the garden along with 2 or 3 Chiffchaff.
  • 5 White Wagtail around the farm and a Grey Wagtail in the garden.
  • 4 Mistle Thrush in the garden yesterday with just a single flyby today.
  • Lots of Swallows on wires around Tresinwen this morning.
  • Seal pups of various ages in almost every bay you look at.