Thursday 27 November 2014

At Strumble today we estimated about 25-30 porpoises only birds of note two Common Scoter drakes heading west. Yesterday a GND near the lifeboat pen in Fishguard Harbour.

Saturday 22 November 2014

St. Nicholas 22nd Nov.

Hundreds strong flock of Lapwings & Golden Plovers in fields west of main Fishguard to St. David's road by St. Nicholas junction.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Yesterday at Strumble & Fishguard Harbour

We spent a couple of hours at Strumble, weather bright and breezy from the east. Only bird of note was a Black Throated Diver heading east, although large distant feeding flocks of mixed gulls along tide race . Both male and female Stone Chats present. 5-6 porps seen briefly as tide slackened.
A single Purple  Sandpiper on the outer breakwater

Monday 17 November 2014

Pale bellied Brent Geese

There were three Pale bellied Brent Geese in Fishguard Harbour this afternoon near to the middle breakwater on the flagpole side.

Sunday 16 November 2014

Black Redstart - Mathry

A very enjoyable Sunday Lunch ( Leek & Potato soup then Roast Beef & all the trimmings, delicious ! ) at the Farmers Arms, Mathry was made even more so with a female type Black Redstart flitting about outside briefly at around 1.15.


An adult Goshawk over the tree tops at Llanychaer being given hell by a number of Carrion Crows.

Tuesday 11 November 2014


A Woodcock in the woods at Llanychaer this afternoon.
The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is still surviving in the garden getting extremly late I feel for one of these.

Saturday 8 November 2014

Strumble Head 7th Nov.

Time: 07.30 - 14.30

Brent Goose - 7 ( Dark Bellied )
Wigeon - 6
Common Scoter - 97 ( 32 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 2
Manx Shearwater - 4
Sanderling - 5
Turnstone - 3
Grey Phalarope - 1
Bonxie - 3
Little Gull - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 6 ( 3 Ad & 3 1st w )
Sandwich Tern - 5

Many Thanks to Chris Grayell & Chris Jones ( TRG ) 

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Tresinwen 5th Nov.

Knowing there's a few about went out to Strumble looking for Black Redstart's. Wasn't disappointed with 2 on the roof of the Pink cottage at Tresinwen. Hopefully they'll hang about & Richard can get a few better pics at the weekend.
Also what must be my latest ever Painted Lady at the head today.

Wood Pigeons

In excess of 150 Wood Pigeons in the woods at Llanychaer they appear to be feeding on the Beech Mast. Hummingbird Hawk Moth still about in the garden.
A flock of around 20 Fieldfares over Dinas Mountain this morning

Monday 3 November 2014

Fishguard Harbour 16.30 ( Gull Roost )

A fairly small roost struggling to reach 100 individuals. With the Black Headed & Herring Gulls, 3 1st winter Mediterranean Gulls & a single Common Gull.  

Mediterranean Gulls

A first and a second winter Mediterranean Gull in Fishguard Harbour this morning.

Sunday 2 November 2014

Hummingbird Hawk Moths

Two Hummingbird Hawk Moths in the garden this morning feeding on nectar from a Myrtle bush.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Thrushes 1st Nov.

First party of winter Thrushes over the house, about 30 Redwings moving southwest carrying a couple of Mistle Thrushes with them.