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Friday, 29 April 2016

LLANILID

Grasshopper warbler was reeling at dusk with lesser and common whitethroats just common sands on pools no other waders through yet

Friday, 22 April 2016

Broad-billed Sandpiper

First hide Goldcliff now per MCP.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Goldcliff Avocets.

Lets hope some of the chicks survive this year.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

2ND YR MALE MARSH HARRIER,NEWPORT WETLANDS.


Llanilid

Good number of Lapwings up to 8 Common sands, Male Merlin, Red Kite, Wheatear last night

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cardiff Bay

Lesser Scaup still on reserve. Summer plumaged Bonaparte's Gull from Ice Rink car park this evening.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Wales

30 pairs great crested newts 2 owls plus lots of moths about

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Llanilid

A quiet walk tonight with white wags and the first Greenland type wheatears looking very smart quiet on pools with no wader movement

Monday, 11 April 2016

Check this out!

http://www.thenaturalistsnotebook.com/our-blog/migrating-bird-fallout-on-machias-seal-island

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

South Wales

definitely 12 maybe 15 l.r.p 1 summer plumage Spotted Redshank for a few minutes flew towards ogmore 18 lawing

Our glorious heritage coast,taken this morning.


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Kenfig and Llanilid

Peregrine Buzzard Sparrow hawk quiet at salt marsh on the beach Sanderling ringed and golden plovers Chiffchaff willow warblers wheatear quick stop at Llanilid L.r.p and redshank lapwing

Saturday, 2 April 2016

GBC

I see there's another lost Gyr about!!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Forest farm.

Now that's what i call a wing.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Few more from Hemis High Altitude National Park.

Royle`s Pika. Only 2 were seen at the same location.

Blue Sheep or Bharal. Main diet of Snow Leopard.

Rather large foot prints of Wolf, failed to see despite thorough searching.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Llanelli wetlands / Llanilid / Iron ore mine Llanharry

Llanelli good numbers of blacktail godwits greenshank redshank chiffchaff llanilid LRP in red kite over !Dusk visit to iron ore mine pond Llanharry lots of great crested newts with all 3 spec seen bats over pond probably daubenton ?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

RGW

A Red Kite was a site first for me also my first Wheatear here this year. Still a couple of Shorties about too.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Few from our recent trip to India.

 Shikra


 Spotted Owlet


Cosmeston

The Lesser Scaup was still showing very well on East Lake yesterday afternoon. The 2 Firecrests were also performing well along the central footpath just north of the bridge.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Sightings

Cosmeston - the Lesser Scaup was on East Lake this pm, whilst the Hybrid was on West Lake. Also Sand Martin, Kingfisher & Redpoll. Cardiff Bay - 2CY Med Gull & 2 Sand Martins this evening.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Espana

MCP, RA & PB looking for the bird!

NOT Cardiff Bay



Sunday, 13 March 2016

Snow Leopards,

Few Leopard shots. 2 from Rumbak valley Hemis. And Ulley.
Most sightings are distant except for the lucky few!




Saturday, 12 March 2016

Snow Leopard Expedition.

DAVE OF LADAKH.

We reached Hemis High Altitude National Park safely. Our bags were transported to camp by Ponies and mules, all undersized,but obviously very strong!
Going started off not too bad but the very slight incline slowly took it`s toll! Every 15 yds or so we needed to stop to catch breath.
Dave of Ladakh,was beginning to slow up, but he plodded on. About half way in we reached a camping area previously used for Snow Leopard trips, we rested.
The trek to the new camp much further on had  us all gasping for air, the climb became steeper and the path rockier!
Dave was now hanging back and out of sight with one of the guides, stopping more often. We painfully moved on... Alex and I were thinking whether he would make it!
Suddenly the cow bells became louder as the ponies were catching us up, we were all struggling when suddenly someone shouted  "it`s Dave"  a sight for sore eyes as he approached grinning from ear to ear!
stopped for a few photos and plodded on.

 No matter where you are, never forget your Welsh especially when Wales are to play France and St Davids Day.



Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Cosmeston

Lesser Scaup still on East Lake this pm.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Snow Leopard expedition

A very successful trip had been had over the past 3 weeks.
2 Snow Leopards, a Lynx. Ladakh Urial and Asian Ibex.  Despite the extreme conditions we had an amazing time.
In Bandhavgarh we saw various mammals and 7 Tigers 2 Sloth Bears and of course  a selection of about 200 species of birds with highlights being... Ibisbills, Solitary Snipe, White winged Redtarts, Brown and Robin Accentors, Snow Partridge, Tibetan  Snowfinch, Brown Fish Owl and Jungle Owlet etc....

Friday, 4 March 2016

Visits at least 4 times each day!



This male Sprawk is a regular garden bird these days although I have never seen him catch anything

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

India

Fom what I can gather its been wet n windy over there...good!
We have seen 2 Snow Leopards in temps as low as -30c and now in Delhi about 30c
We survived Ladakh and the thin air. Fly to Jabalpur for Tiger in Bandhavgarh.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Forest farm.

Redwings have been very camera shy this winter so i was quite happy when this one dropped in. Otherwise all the usual birds seen although the Snipe numbers were up with about 15-20 present.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

India update

So far everything going to plan running smoothly.
2 days birding Sultanpur and Basai Wetlands. Highlights are Clamorous Reed Warbler, Yellow Bittern, Brooks's Leaf Warbler, Imperial Eagle, Whistlers Warbler, Greenish, Paddyfield and Oriental Skylarks etc... Big day tomorrow as we fly to Leh for the big one!! Updates when possible.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Gileston

High tide brought the Brent's 20 and Wigeon 69 close inshore but little else!
Better birding next week though!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Brecon/Merthyr for Red Grouse

2 visits for Grouse produced 1 seen and 1 heard at different areas  not too far apart, a dog walker said he had flushed a couple before I got there will take other trip in a few weeks time
1st visit was in deep snow. The bird was low down off the open area along a forestry path out of the weather and the second visit was high up no snow got to within a hundred yards and it flew miles,  hard work trying to find these birds but a nice walk all the same