Thursday, 27 February 2014

Kenfig and Sker today.

                                Floods in Kenfig dunes
                                 Shipwreck on Sker beach
                                 Golden plover
                                 Mute swan.
                                 Stonechats and Skylarks were singing and 3 Puffin
                                 corpses from the recent storms were found.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Parc slip

                                 Lapwings displaying
                                 Bullfinch
                                Reed bunting
                                The bug hotel.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Llangynwyd massif and Parc slip today.

                                   Four of 17 Stock dove at Mynydd baeden, also a
                                   male Merlin was at Mynydd ty talwyn.
                                  12 of 14 Lapwing at Parc slip.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Spring is in the Air around the valley

2 Pairs of long tailed tit has started building their nests already, also redwing and chiffchaff singing.
 Long tailed tit carrying nesting material


The start of a long tailed tit nest

 Frogspawn
 Honey bee

Redwing

Friday, 21 February 2014

leucistic herring gull?

Here are some photo's of the gull that darren coombs found on mynydd ty talwyn today.
Also 2 Red kite 6 buzzard and 16 lapwing.








Massive bill on the gull - more indicative of Glaucous. Also seen 19 Skylark, 17 Stock Dove [MHn]

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Mumbles and aberavon today with scott squires

 Male and female Goosander on the afan river port talbot


Guillemot aberavon
 Redshank baglan
 Blue tit at baglan
Med gulls at mumbles



Oystercatcher at mumbles



Saturday, 15 February 2014

Aberavon

At last managed to get good views of ross's gull today at aberavon, the bird was resting on the beach before being flushed by a dog walker, then it landed on the sand banks of the river where it remained for about 2 hrs giving great views before being forced off with in-coming tide







Thursday, 13 February 2014

Gannet blown inland

This Gannet was found in a lane by a friend of mine waiting for the rspca to come and collect it.
A monster of a bird close up




UPDATE ON THE BIRD
 The rspca finally turned up to collect the bird this am they going to take it to gower bird hospital to weigh it and feed it and hopefully release it when this nasty weather improve's  the sign's are good for a happy outcome.
 It swallowed 2 large mackeral that i filleted


Friday, 7 February 2014

Parc slip today

                                      Kingfisher
                                      Lesser redpoll
                                     Redwing
                                     Stigmella aurella leaf mine.
                                     Also a GBB gull over.