Friday, 28 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
we quickly located our target bird, a Short billed dowitcher,
at Lodmoor reserve. A Little stint was also seen, as was
this male Shoveler.
sandpiper, Black tailed godwit, Yellow wagtail, Snipe,
Lapwing, Tree pipit and Sedge warbler.
front here today with a few Chiffchaffs , Wheatears
and a Redstart being seen.
reserve, Somerset, we had a cuppa on Burrows mump
before heading home. Two Muntjac deer were near here.
On my way to work this morning i spotted this sparrowhawk hunting meadow pipits in fields on gilfach margam so i parked up next to fence hoping the bird would land on post next to my van, the bird flew towards me and past my van and landed on the fence on the opposite side typical, against the sun and through glass window i manage to get half decent shot of him.
Insects in Garden in Porthcawl
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
As we wave goodbye to the summer, we welcome back the migration blog. If you are already looking forward to seeing your first Redwing or Fieldfare, find out how your records this winter could help.
Will your winter walk reveal some answers?
This autumn and winter there's another reason for you to get outdoors and witness the spectacle of the changing seasons. All six thrush species have shown worrying signs of decline over the last 40 years, either in the UK or across Europe, and we are keen to find out why. Your reports of Redwings, Fieldfares and other thrushes can tell us more about the habitats used and the importance of food resources, such as berries, in surviving through until spring. All you need to do to take part in the Winter Thrushes Survey is record which thrush species you see, what they are feeding on and where. The information you gather will help to inform conservation management in the future.
Friday, 14 September 2012
rediscovered in 2011. Other birds from Turkey...
Also seen were Lesser grey shrike, Syrian woodpecker,
Red rumped swallow, Ortolan bunting, Steppe buzzard,
Long legged buzzard, Blue rock thrush, Crag martin,
Serin, Krupers nuthatch and Bittern.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Birds of note were Raven 5, Goldfinch 40+, Wheatear 3, continous flow of tit's and warbler's through the trees along the river including Marsh tit 1, Garden Warbler 1 (fem), willow warbler, great blue and long tailed, Kestrel 1, Buzzard 2, on the river mouth were oystercatchers, Bar tailed Godwit 1, all the usual gulls.
Bar Tailed Godwit
Long tailed Tit
Sea Buckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)
Common Rest harrow (ononis repens)
Common Toadflax (linaria vulgaris)