Month: November 2016
25th – 27th November 2016 -Pembrokeshire
Managed to take a few bird shots while staying with friends in Pembrokeshire. Redshank and Curlew on the Taf Estuary at Laugharne on the way down; Tufted Duck in Pembroke Dock; Buzzard and Goosander at Stackpool Estate; Teal, another Buzzard and Curlew and Redwing at the Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran near Cardigan. Robins everywhere.
16th November 2016 – New Passage
It was a black and white world at New Passage on the Severn Estuary this morning but it was quite mild and I enjoyed getting out. 500+ Black-tailed Godwits had been reported there on Monday and, as far as my counting skills go, they must have been all there again today. In fact, the same…
6th November 2016 – RSPB Ham Wall
We visited Ham Wall on the way back from Dorset. Marsh Harrier definitely my favourite here but pleased to see a Stonechat too.
5th November 2016 – RSPB Arne
For our first visit to RSPB Arne we were very lucky with a beautifully sunny but cold day. I suppose the highlight ought have been 30+ Spoonbill but they were at some distance and so the more visible Curlew, Godwit and Redshank were more exciting. A distant Buzzard mobbed by Crow also addd to the day. More than…
2nd November 2016 – Somerset Levels
An amazing day’s birding on the Somerset Levels started in the mist at West Hay Moor NNR. The Bearded Tits were reasonably obliging but nonetheless wouldn’t move in to the sun. There was a distant Sparrowhawk and a cheerful Reed Bunting to entertain during the wait. I moved on to RSPB Ham Wall where I…