Monday 30 December 2013

Tresinwen & Strumble (29 Dec 13)

25 Siskins flew over garden early afternoon heading for Adrian's garden maybe?  They didn't stop at my feeders.  3 Snipe flushed from wet fields behind Tresinwen.

A Jay flew over the road by the Jam Factory.

Sunday 29 December 2013

Pen Anglas

Very quite only bird of note was a Red-throated Diver flying west

Saturday 28 December 2013

Strumble Area 28th Dec.

A look at a few places around the area found it fairly quiet apart from a good count of 20 Wigeon at Trefayog pond. Strumble itself very quiet, it seems that these conditions of recent days have failed to produce any significant movement unlike some similar conditions in the past.  

Friday 27 December 2013

Strumble Head (27 Dec 13)

Back in November I said "Storm 10 @ Strumble - does it get any better?".
Well yes it does - how about a Violent Storm 11???

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Strumble Head 25th Dec.

Well, Bella needed a walk so why not !

Time: 13.00 - 14.00
Weather: Sunny
Wind; SW 1/2

Red Throated Diver - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Ad )


Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Xmas - Strumble Roll Call 2013

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all who follow the exploits of the Strumble Head Seawatching  brigade.

Another very successful year Seawatching at Strumble Head, Many Thanks to all who contributed in some way. Not only to the list of main contributors who post directly but also :

Chris Grayell
Richard Davies
Red Liford
Paul Grennard
Peter Murray
Simon Murray
Elfyn Pugh
Brian Gibbs
Paul Mahiques
Mervyn Jones
John Faithfull
Owen Mitchell
Rob Jones
Mark Hipkin
Darren Coombs
Colin Butters

Look forward to seeing you all in 2014


Sunday 22 December 2013

Flagpoles 13.00 22nd Dec.

Four Ringed Plovers now with the other regular waders & 2 Great Crested Grebes were new birds in. couldn't find any Med. Gulls though.

Thursday 19 December 2013

Flagpoles 14.30 19th Dec.

At a very cold Flagpoles 3 Adult Med. Gulls ( 2 pictured ) A  Heron & a reasonable sprinkling of the usual common waders.


Tuesday 17 December 2013

Strumble Head 17th Dec.

Time: 13.00 - 14.00
Weather: Fine
Wind: SW 2

Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 1

Still a few Kittiwakes & Auks present, 1 Gannet seen.
A total of 3 Porpoise seen during the hour.

Monday 16 December 2013

Siskins 16th Dec.

After an obvious lack of them in the last few weeks up to 4 Siskins back today.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Strumble Head - More Storm Pics from 2 November

Some more storm pics from 2 November...

Abermawr 14th Dec.

A collection of gulls sitting out the windy conditions in the bay at Abermawr contained 2 Adult Mediterranean Gulls with the commoner species. 

Sunday 8 December 2013


A male Blackcap in the garden today was between still having the juv brown cap turning in areas to the black cap,I have not seen this before.
At Rosebush Reservoir very similar to last weekend with 3 Shoveler,2 Wigeon, 9 Tufted and 4 Goldeneye .

Saturday 7 December 2013

Great Northern Diver

A Great Northern Diver was off Fishguard Fort this morning.Lots of gulls feeding in the harbour area including 20+ Kittiwakes.

Friday 6 December 2013

Strumble Head 6th Dec.

Time: 11.15 - 13.45
Weather: Cloudy with some bright spells
Wind: NW 3/4 decreasing

Common Scoter - 3 ( All Males )
Red Throated Diver - 4

Reasonable numbers of Kittiwakes & Auks coming through with a few Gannets out there. Strangely NO Fulmars ?

All seven species of Crow seen in the short time I was out.

Wednesday 4 December 2013


A male blackcap in the garden at Llanychaer this morning.

Outer Breakwater 4th Dec.

A look on the outer break with Walrus didn't turn up any Snow Buntings but the first Purple Sandpiper of the winter was found. Four Ringed Plovers & a few Rock Pipits were the only other birds to brave the quite unwelcome conditions there.

Monday 2 December 2013

Firecrest Trgwynt 2nd Dec.

A visit to a cottage at Tregwynt gave an unexpected bonus of a Firecrest feeding avidly in the garden. Extremely difficult to photograph, this was the best of 52 attempts !

Redpolls 2nd Dec.

Two back on the feeders this morning.

Sunday 1 December 2013


This morning on Rosebush Reservoir 13 Tufted Duck,a single Pochard, 3 Shovler, 2 Wigeon,3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, Mallard,Coot and at least 6 Little Grebe. a flock of 40+ Fieldfare flew over and 3 Red Kite together over the reservoir.