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Great story good friend
Spent the weekend on the south coast of Wales visiting brother and Niece. Took a boat trip around Caldey island, a bird wildlife sanctuary.
Seen some Atlantic Seals, Cormorants, Oyster catchers ( love the sound they make) , Herring Gull and puffins. Only 40 nesting pairs left on the island after a big influx of rats (thankfully now under control) and puffins making a return.
Photos ain’t the best due to it being nesting season and having to give them extra space.
Brilliant stuff pal,glad you had a great time
Well the last 3 days have been brilliant conditions for Wildlife,especially passage migrant birds.
What do I have to report,a 3 day drinking bender,zero sightings but dozens of cans and plenty of wine.
I have done this same report on the North Wales Wildlife Page on Facebook
Had my first Lesser Whitethroat Of The year this morning and first Redstarts of the year as well.
Always a delight listening to Blackbirds singing outside my bedroom window right now.
About an hour ago I had a Blackbird having a bit of a squabble with a Magpie in the tree outside my kitchen window. Great watch.
This morning on my local patch with Ruby Boxer Of course I had excellent views of the 4 local species of Raptor Kestrel,Sparrowhawk,Peregrine And Buzzard in that order.
Also got my first reeling Grasshopper Warbler Of The year. House Martins also back in local patch as residents.
What a sound the Grasshopper Warbler makes good friend. A few years ago my daughter and I were in Baron's Haugh RSPB Reserve in Motherwell. We were walking to the hides when we heard, and saw, a grasshopper Warbler. A man approached us, asking what the noise was. He didn't believe us when we told him it was a bird. He walked away shaking his head, mumbling something about " fukin' smartarse birdwatchers trying to be funny." We had a good laugh that day.
Brilliant stuff good friend
This morning on my local patch I got excellent views of the local female Green Woodpecker,I think she was having respite from her mate!
No Wildlife reports yet today,i wonder why!!!
Right went for a lengthy local patch this evening with Ruby Roo Boxer of course and got superb prolonged views of one of the 2 local Green Woodpeckers,feeding on the floor and on a Telegraph Pole..Also a female Sparrowhawk was noted.
Driving into work this afternoon. Low flying Heron glided in front of , it was so majestic
Once again there are 4 Sparrowhawk territories on my local patch and 1 Kestrel territory as well as 1 Peregrine territory and several Buzzard ones.
Saw my first Swift of the year today back on my local patch. And also my earliest ever Wall Butterfly,that will please my good friend!!
A full morning on my local patch this morning with Ruby Boxer of course was very productive.A cool Cuckoo flew past me twice upsetting the local Mistle Thrush.Also the resident male Green Woodpecker showing well well calling.2 superb Yellow Wagtails were very much enjoyed,one an ever so bright male landed briefly.
Also i got my first Garden Warbler of the year and Common Whitethroats beat Lesser Whitethroats 5-3 in the number of singing birds.Several dapper male Greenland Race Wheatears were seen,a Redpoll few overhead and there was one reeling Grasshopper Warbler.
Sounds like a stunning morning good friend
Seen some Swift's last week in the industrial estate I work in, beautiful wee birds
Cheers good friend
Just got back from Ruby Boxer’s 2nd walk,I heard a racket on a stretch of my local woodland,loads of birds going crackers.
The cause of this was 2 young Tawny Owls and one of the parents. Got brief good views of the * bird.
Also 3 Tree Pipits noted on passage good friend.