Thursday 29 November 2012


A single Brambling present late afternoon near Jordanston and at least five Water Rails heard around the pond area,also quite large  impressive flocks of Starlings passing over I would image heading for the Plumstone Mountain roost.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Strumble Head 28th Nov.

Time: 10.30 - 12.30
Weather: Bright sunny
Wind: NE 4/5

Common Scoter - 1
Red Throated Diver - 6
Black Throated Diver - 7 ( Inc a group of 5 together )
Great Northern Diver - 2 ( Both through high, above horizon )
Med. Gull - 1 ( Adult )

A Bar-Tailed Godwit hanging around the puddles by the car park was an interesting site & a Brambling with the Chaffinches by the big puddle at Tresinwen.  

Sunday 25 November 2012

Rosebush and Ty Rhig

Slightly out of the area at Rosebush Reservoir,a male Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, a single red headed Goosander, several Goldeneye along with small numbers of Teal,Mallard and Coot at Ty Rhig a couple of fly over Crossbills,4 Redpoll a group of 12 Bullfinch and a single Willow Tit and just for a change plenty of rain.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Tresinwen (24 Nov 12)

A very vocal Crossbill low over the garden this morning heading towards Porthsychan but no further sign.

Sunday 18 November 2012

Strumble Head 18th Nov.

Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Weather: Cloudy & overcast
Wind: SSW 2

Wigeon - 4
Common Scoter - 7 ( 2f )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 1
Med. Gull - 1 ( Ad )
Black Guillemot 1 ( Winter )

A 1st W Male Black Redstart entertained us outside the lookout at approx. 3.30 p.m.
( Species No. 150 for my Fishguard area year list ). 


Friday 16 November 2012

A few birds from Tenerife.

Berthelot's Pipit, Canaries race Chaffinch ( not blue one though ) & Cory's Shearwater. Obviously bird ringing happening in Tenerife, would be interesting to find out any info.

Tuesday 13 November 2012


The first winter Scaup is still present today near Jordanston, an interesting looking bird.
( Now thought to be a hybrid)

Sunday 11 November 2012

Pale-bellied Brent

There was a single pale-bellied brent in Fishguard Harbour this afternoon.

Winter Thrushes

Good numbers of thrushes on the ground and flying over at Pen Anglas this morning,with 700+ Redwings,300+ Fieldfares,40+ Song Thrushes,smaller numbers of Blackbirds and 3 Mistle Thrushes,other birds of note included a single Brambling and Yellowhammer.
Near Jordanston on the pond a single first winter male Scaup 10th and 11th ,a Goosander on 5th.
Also today a Firecrest and 3 Stock Doves

Sunday 4 November 2012

Flagpoles 15.30 4th Nov.

At least 6 Ad. Med Gulls at the Flagpoles, joined by another 2 shortly after this pic ( which i think has 4 in it ) was taken. Conditions not very comfortable to say the least!

Garden Birds

As in Tresinwen, very busy in the garden with birds. First Siskin of the autumn on Nyjer seed. 

Saturday 3 November 2012


A single Brambling flew over with a flock of Chaffinchs near Jordanston early this morning.20+ Redwing around as well.
Yesterday 4 Fieldfare and 3 Little Grebes on the pond also a Water Rail present.

Tresinwen (03 Nov 12)

Well it didn't take the birds long to find the bird feeders that I put up last week.  I think it is going to be an expensive winter!

In the garden this morning a Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch, Coal Tit, Brambling and 2 fly over Fieldfares.  What is notable is the number of Greenfinches around - guestimate of circa 20 at least around the feeders.

The Sparrowhawk has also found the feeders!  Two attempted ambushes this morning and two failures.

Quite a lot of Starlings about but number wise only about 25% compared to last Sunday.  No sign of the Rosy.

Friday 2 November 2012


A few shots from my recent visit to Southern Peru. Only one has turned up in Pembrokeshire so far

Thursday 1 November 2012

Strumble Head 1st Nov.

Time:07.00 - 09.00
Weather: Bright Sunny
Wind: NW 4

Common Scoter - 11 ( All Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1 ( After 09.00 Thanks Chris Grayell )
Manx Shearwater - Still a few coming through.
Meditteranean Gull - 1 ( Ad. )

Flagpoles later on 4 Meds, 1 Ad. with a green ring, on Stena side a 1st w Kittiwake roosting with the Black Headed.

Auk numbers building up & Kittiwakes moving in quite good amounts.

Again very few Porpoises showing.