Saturday 28 February 2015

Strumble stuff,

Rich and Sean had an hour at Strumble today with a minimum estimate of 15 porpoises seen. Also of interest were a female Peregrine several Red Throated Divers and apparently "flocks of Meadow Pipits"

Friday 27 February 2015

Catch up

A summer plumages R.T.Diver and 80+Cormorant from Fishguard Fort on the 24th.
A male Merlin on the road between Trecwn and Llanychaer on 25th.
Dippers have started nest building on the river Gwaun near Llanychaer and Blackbirds have been singing for the past week or so,spring on the way perhaps.

Saturday 21 February 2015

Red-throated Diver

A single Red-throated Diver close in at Lower Town Fishguard this morning.

Thursday 19 February 2015

Fishguard Harbour 19th Feb.

Approximately 50 Cormorants in Harbour on Ferry Terminal side, quite difficult to count while feeding but fortunately all took flight for a short distance on one occasion. Noticeable lack of Divers though in the harbour.  

Monday 16 February 2015


A female Merlin at Pen Anglas this morning also 20+ Linnets and several Porpoises off the point.

Saturday 14 February 2015

Ellie experiences Strumble Porpoise Magic!

BBC Countryfiles Ellie Harrison joined us at Strumble on Thursday to film our porpoises. Thankfully the weather and the porpoises obliged and Ellie was thrilled to see them! The Countryfile  visit to Pembrokeshire will be televised on St Davids day, Sunday 1st of March.

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Porp's, Auks and Divers!

We decided to go on to Strumble as the sea conditions were so good and do a click count. Although the porpoises were not too close we managed to record quite a few sightings which gave an average of 29.25 for the hour which is pretty good for the time of the year. Better still we had a beautiful mother and small calf!

There were also at least a dozen winter plumage Red Throated Divers floating by on the tide, along with whirring strings of auks constantly passing by, some of the strings consisting of 100+ birds 

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Spring song???

Yesterday i awoke to a song thrush singing. With a hard frost and the Preseli's covered in snow it didn't feel much like spring! It occurred to me that an inability to work out what season it is might be the reason for their decline...
Two adult mute swans splashed down in the harbour yesterday but did not stay long.

Monday 2 February 2015

Albino Magpie

The mainly white Magpie was present near Lower Town this morning,a Kingfisher was seen on the rocks from Fishguard Fort.
On Dinas Mountain a flock of 100+Golden Plover