Saturday, 30 May 2015

Belated news of Corncrake on Anglesey

Martin Jones just tweeted a cracking photo of a Corncrake that was on Anglesey at an undisclosed site for two weeks! However it was only last seen/ heard on Monday last so is presumed to have gone ( maybe to Hale :-)

Golden Oriole near Amlwch

This morning John Dyda found a singing Golen Oriole. It was in Bryn y Mor Woods near the nursing home at Nebo, near Eilian mountain/ Llaneilian not far from Amlwch. It was singing this morning till 8.50 at least. The woods aren't massive so if its still there and singing you should be able to hear it at least from the public road that cuts through the wood.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Crane at South Stack

1 was seen flying north over South Stack by John Ward at 5.30 ish.  

Nightjars in - just.

Last night I went into Snowdonia to do some late evening birding with Tony. We started off with three cuckoos at the top end of the Nant Francon Valley. Then we headed off to one of the more traditional sites for Nightjar in Snowdonia. As we arrived we has a Tawny owl sat in a roadside tree and then we parked up nearby. Cuckoos were still calling and I thought I saw one flying over nearby, but as I put my bins up I realised it was a male Nightjar and as it was 9.40 I could still see the white patches in its wing, great! However we hung around till 10.30 and never heard any churring but we did hear a bit of wing clapping.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Can we predict population changes in the Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus?

BRUNO J. ENS of the Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, The Netherlands will be giving a free seminar Friday 5th June at 12 noon.
 
Ground floor seminar room, Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road, Bangor.
 
Directions to Environment Centre Wales can be found here: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/bangor.html

Monday, 18 May 2015

Bits n bobs

Chris Lane had 2 Pom skuas off Rhosneigr today and Ken had a Firecrest in the Plantation at South Stack. Puffins are still thin on the ground there! There's still a cracking brick red Breeding plumage Red Knot on the lagoon at Cemlyn today plus 3 Sanderling on the beach, again one in full breeding plumage.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Just a word of warning to birders and photographers. Just heard from a friend of mine. He rang me to say a photographer had all his gear stolen from his car at Ynys Y Fydlyn near Cemlyn yesterday.