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Monday, 21 July 2014

BN Dolphins Killing Porpoises

Never knew this type of thing went on. Had some great views of  BN Dolphins off Newquay Harbour Wall the other year with Slap and the Wader. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28289877

Been a While Since We Had a Gull Session

Beats sitting in a hide!


At least 41 present.


Sorry Slap, did nt realize you needed it back so quick, you being a beer drinker n all. but you are right - it DOES make a good cup of coffee & good as a joke on someone !  I have the real McCoy upstairs ,someone gave as a present a while ago but cant remember who it was to thank them ! anyway might see you down the pub T
ues, perhaps you can jog my memory, cheers mate.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sad news.

 We have received news this afternoon that Dave Glanville has sadly passed away.  He was an active birder in and around Cardiff in the 80's and 90's before moving to Pembrokeshire where he remained as active as ever. Dave was also one of the regulars who would be in The Gower on Tuesday evenings and often joined us on weekend jaunts to Norfolk, North Wales ,Portland and many other places.He was a jovial chap and was always up for a laugh and a pint. He will be sadly missed by many.Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Cardiff bay.

Something completely different.I don't think i've ever seen a Rabbit posted on here before.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

A poem.

A beautiful spring morning with sunlight bright and golden,
birdsong fills the air like a symphony adorning,
green meadow grasses wave and dance on breeze so soft,
any chance I can have my lens back Cliff?
with warmth and a welcome it brings.
the first season I am to know,
it is the sunlight and the glowing,
so little darkness I come to know,
you've had it for 3 weeks now and I have'nt heard from you.
gone are the cold winter nights with frost and a chill,
flee from me keepers of the gloom,
seasons are just emotions,
 like the wind they rise and they fall,

Cardiff bay, Red crested Pochard 'Hybrid ?'

Friday, 18 July 2014

Just west of Cardiff

F F.

Juv Green pecker and an ad Grass Snake.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

More from 150714 at FF

Away from the hides......

F F. early morn.

The cupboard was bare when i arrived,good job i brought supplies! The 4 Rats were grateful,3 young and an adult.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

From the Vale hide at Penmark nature reserve.

   The staff in the visitors centre now offer complentary snacks and beverages to all visitors.

Down West.

Shame the light was so bad last night!  ISO 3200  F4 = not good better luck next time!

Thursday, 10 July 2014


At Long Last

Collins Bird Guide app out very soon. Long overdue and the final demise of lumping around a field guide. This will be going straight onto the phone alongside the Sibley app. With all those hand luggage and weight restrictions will come in handy for foreign trips too. 


Few more from the Vale Hide.

F F.

To all fellow Toggers visiting F Farm, take some food for the birdies you tight Gits it's proving expensive keeping the feeders going!

Parc Slip with 'The Snipe'

Cordulegaster boltonii - Golden ringed Dragonfly female
Anax imperator - The Emperor

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Vale Hide


Quail heard calling several times from the large weedy sker farm field. . Best to listen from the small pond half way down.
Per Dean Bolt