Monday 29 June 2015


An adult Hobby over Llanychaer again this morning,a couple of record shots.

Sunday 28 June 2015

Mediterranean Gulls

As Cliff has already noted in his previous post, I was out in a friends boat in the harbour this afternoon and was surprised to see 4 adult and two first summer Mediterranean Gulls along with several Black headed Gulls and Kittiwakes. Also had at least 15 Manx Shearwaters within the harbour and three Curlew.
Four  different Med Gulls feeding just outside Fishguard Harbour this afternoon!

Friday 26 June 2015


An adult Hobby over Llanychaer this afternoon,doing the classic thing of passing its prey from its talons to its bill in flight.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Gos near Porthgain..

As i was driving back from Porthgain approaching the farm on the crossroads, a flock of corvids erupted and a goshawk which flew overhead answered the question why!

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Strumble Head 23rd June

Time: 15.30 - 18.30
Weather: Bright
Wind: NNW 1+ , Flat calm sea.

Common Scoter - 42 ( One flock all males )
Curlew - 2
Sandwich Tern - 2
Puffin - 4

Minke Whale - 1 East approx. three quarters of way to horizon @ 18.13, surfaced 5 times.

Porpoise showing intermittently late on.

Friday 19 June 2015

Brimstone Butterfly

A male Brimestone butterfly at Llanychaer this afternoon my first in Pembrokeshire.

Thursday 18 June 2015

Gwaun Valley 18th June.

A cracking Male Redstart  showing off in the Lower Gwaun accompanied by at least one juvenile. Supporting cast of 2 Mistle Thrush & Dipper & Grey Wagtail on the river.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Goodwick Moor to Drim 10th June.

The path between the moor at the western end that runs next to the rugby pitch has now been extended right through to the Drim. At the Drim end there are a number of small pools which earlier on were suitable feeding for a small group of Spotted Flycatchers. Whether these are local birds or still migrants passing through will remain to be seen.

Monday 8 June 2015

Barcud Coch x 10

A small movement of 10 Kites over Fishguard in a basically northerly direction in an hour & a half this afternoon is easily a day record for me. Possibly connected to a much larger movement in Cornwall today ( 18o + Nanjizal including a flock of 80 ), although apparently none seen from Skokholm or Skomer today.
In the Gwaun Valley at Lower Town earlier a Dipper seen & two fledgling Song Thrush were good. 

Sunday 7 June 2015

Strumble Head (07 June 15)

4 Red Kites behind the house this afternoon for a couple of hours - looking beyond Good Hope.  Soaring and occassionally feeding down in cattle fields.

Earlier surprised to have two summer plumage Golden Plover fly past me and along the coast - I was by the old coastguard station.  About 2pm.

A kestrel for a knave...

Lovely morning visit to Strumble today with gorgeous wild flowers and even a few porpoises but star of the day was this female Kestrel

Saturday 6 June 2015

Pied Flycatcher

A pair of Pied Flycatcher carrying food into a nest hole near Llanychaer.
Dippers have fledged a second brood and several Redstarts seen.Also a pair of Stock Doves flew over.

Monday 1 June 2015

Strumble Head 1st June.

Braved an hour this afternoon at the head with Walrus but chose to watch from the car as to get out would have been madness. Lots of Manxies going through as expected but most surprisingly the Porpoises put on quite a good show a few times leaping clear of the water & a few good sized groups seen.