Tuesday 30 January 2018


The best pics ever taken of a Great White Egret in Pembs to date surely ! 

All comes to he who waits!

My first ever Great White Egret was seen from my room on holiday ranch in the Camargue, that incredible Mediterranean salt marsh in southern France in the 1990's. I was thrilled, it was an extremely impressive bird and only a very rare visitor to the UK.
It seems they now breed in Somerset and Norfolk in very small numbers but when a large unmistakable white heron flew over the road off the sea/beach and onto Goodwick Moor I was in no doubt as to what it was. I swerved into the flagpoles car park grabbed my camera and went off in the hope of getting some pic's. I was lucky it was showing well on the seawards side of the moor beside the reedy drain. Sadly despite my use of the incredible 60 x zoom it obviously felt vulnerable and flew off into the further reaches of the reed bed on the SW edge of the moor.A chance meeting with an old friend after 20 years in my own "back -yard...


Harbour Gull Roost 30th Jan.

Roost was on the Stena side with nothing at all at the Flagpoles. In the roost a single Adult Med Gull with the other birds all being Black Headed approx. 150.

Monday 29 January 2018

Hen Harrier

A ring tailed Hen Harrier and a female Goshawk near Puncheston this afternoon,also some sunshine!

Sunday 28 January 2018

Great Northern Divers

2 Great Northern Divers off of Fishguard Fort this morning also 4 Chough present.

Thursday 25 January 2018


A Merlin on a post close to Llanychaer this afternoon,the Firecrest seen almost daily in the woods here.

Sunday 21 January 2018

Great Crested Grebes

7 Great Crested Grebes in Fishguard Harbour this morning,Ocean lab side.
Firecrest again in wood at Llanychaer yesterday.

Saturday 20 January 2018

Strumble Head (20 Jan 18)

The white buzzard is back at Salem - the same area it favoured last winter.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Fishguard Harbour

7 Red-throated Divers off of the fort this morning,5 Great Crested Grebes over by the Ocean Lab and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls in Lower Town.

Selection Box

A little something to hopefully brighten these dark and grey winter days. Divers and Redwing @ Strumble. Wigeon and Redshank @ Iron bridge Newport. Buzzard hunting @ top of Garn Gelli hill.

Wednesday 10 January 2018


A Firecrest in the garden at Llanychaer late afternoon, also this Jay has white primaries it looks very smart in flight.

Friday 5 January 2018

Back to Black!

Just found this cracking male Black Redstart just outside the Ocean Lab last seen heading towards the parrog...

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Mediterranean Gull

An adult Mediterranean Gull was at the flagpole side of Fishguard Harbour this morning.

Monday 1 January 2018

Tresinwen - Bits and Pieces

Coal Tit first reported back in Oct/Nov is still around the garden.  Female Yellowhammer has arrived in last couple of days and has taken up residence under the feeders.