Saturday, 18 October 2014

Curlew sand Alaw Estuary

A nice juv Curlew sand was with a group of 5 Dublin on the Alaw estuary is afternoon and at least 6 Med gulls of various ages (there were 4 on the inland sea earlier as well). 2 Black-tailed godwits and and 7 Greenshank completed a pleasant afternoons birding.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Possible Whales off Amlwch!

Just a quick heads up to any sea watchers. Down at Amlwch Port today, where I had 3 Risso's dolphins 2 weeks ago some friends reported Porpoises , Whales and Dolphins today! When I said " are you sure they were Whales?" they said they were big, black above with white below. Orcas? Whatever, if your near Amlwch tomorrow I'm sure it's worth checking out the sea!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Anglesey update

At long last I've finally just had my first Redwings of the winter flying over the house in Cemaes! Yesterday in my lunch hour I tried for the Ibis at Malltraeth RSPB with no joy ( no reports on Sunday either). However I did have 3 Whoopers (2ad and 1 juv) my first of the winter. There was also negative news for the lark on bird guides for Monday. Not surprising as a Merlin seems to have taken up residence in that field at Cemlyn now! Sunday highlights included 4 Barnacles with the Greylags at Cemlyn, YB Warbler at Carmel head plus 2 Swallows, 125 Skylark and a Wheatear in that area (Reg). There were 4 migrant Jays in Wylfa woods (Tony) and Robin had another YB Warbler in Holyhead BWCP (Robin).

Saturday, 11 October 2014

2 Yellow-browed Warblers Anglesey

2 Yellow-browed Warbers were along the coast this morning between Hen Borth and Carmel head, 1 was in the copse behind the beach at Hen Borth and 1 in the plantation near Mynachdy farm. The Short-toed Lark at Cemlyn also finally showed after an hours wait. Not a bad morning birding .

Friday, 10 October 2014

Risso's Dolphin Photo

Here's a shot I got of one of the three Risso's Dolphins I saw from the Cafe, Coffee Cups at the Old Sail Loft at Amlwch Port, last Sunday. They were around for at least two hours and were possibly the same individuals that were off Cemlyn earlier on that week.

Lark and Ibis still on Anglesey

A Glossy Ibis has been at Malltraeth Marsh again this week favouring wet fields where the path from the main office reaches the Cefni River in the field on the "seaward" side. It was first spotted by Jim Parry on Monday then again by Kathy and Ken yesterday and it was still there early afternoon today. It can show well but does also disappear for periods. Also the Short toed Lark was still in the same field at Cemlyn this afternoon. I couldn't spot it this evening but it can disappear into the vegetation at times. There were also about 5 Wheatears in that field and Tony W had 2 Swallows at Malltraeth as well today.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Short toed Lark at Cemlyn

David Wright found this bird today at Cemlyn.
Here's some dodgy video-grabs I got as the sun was setting.
See the map. The bird is at point X above the L of Tyn Llan.
View from Point A on the coastal footpath.
There's 2 other shots of Cemlyn Lagoon and the twitch.