Monday, 27 April 2015

Operation Raptor

Operation Raptor  #Raptor is a new North wales Police campaign to prevent bird of prey poisoning. If you have any suspicions or information please call them on 101

Sunday, 26 April 2015

NWWT Bird Race 9th May roll up roll up!

North Wales Wildlife Trust Bird Race
Saturday 9th May 2015
Don’t miss out on this great birding challenge – 24hrs to scour NWWT reserves on either Anglesey, The West or The East of N Wales. Join / form a team and go for it!
 139 species were collectively spotted in the 2013 race, and 119 in 2014 – what will this year turn up?
 There have been some good records in the 2 races so far: displaying Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Coed Crafnant; Osprey, Pintail, Knot and Lesser Whitethroat at Spinnies; Eider, Arctic Skua and both Red-throated and Great Northern Divers off Morfa Bychan; Black Guillemot, Sanderling and Purple Sandpiper at Cemlyn, Red Kite at Gwaith Powdwr, and summer plumage Grey Plover at Traeth Glaslyn. There were also expected site specialities like Tree Pipit, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Coed Crafnant, Cuckoo, Crossbill and Nightjar at Cors Bodgynydd, Red Grouse and Whinchat at Gors Maen Llwyd, Yellowhammer and Water Rail at Cors Goch, and Little Owl, Med Gull and terns at Cemlyn.
To get signed up or for more info, contact Ben Stammers at N Wales Wildlife Trust

Friday, 24 April 2015

Singing in the rain.

On my way home from work I popped into Llyn Cerrig Bach to have a listen for birds as it was persistently drizzling. It was still quite productive with 2 Cettis Warblers, Reed , Sedge and Willow warblers, plus Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaffs. There were also a few hundred hirundines on Llyn  Penrhyn and Llyn Llegeirian, but I couldn't spot an early Swift!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Garden Warbler back at Llyn Cefni

I heard my first Garden Warbler of the year at Llyn Cefni today, singing from scrub at the Bodfordd end. There were also a few billion midges!!! Non-biting, just going in my eyes, ear, nose and throat!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Pied Flycatcher and more Tree Sparrows!

John Harold had a Pied Flycatcher back at The Ugly House yesterday (20th) and on Anglesey a pair of Tree Sparrows have been coming to a garden feeder near Bryngwran (Jo Da). My bird was still present until a week ago ( last Tuesday) at least.

Black terns

Had a top off and popped down to Gresford Flash where three black terns were busy feeding. One bird left when I had to leave at 6 pm.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tree Pipit on the garden list!

I popped out into the back garden this morning and heard a Tree pipit call twice as it passed over the house. A new bird for the recorded from the house list :-)