Friday, 21 July 2017

A Coot for the Teifi

A Coot last night from Creek Hide was the first this year..
..and the Dunlin flock is up to 95 today

Thursday, 20 July 2017


The first Green Sandpiper of the year today. Wader variety has been good over the last few days.

Med Gull - Lower Town, Fishguard

First s Med Gull this morning.

The indoor cuckoo

Cuckoos are on the move now, as shown by some recent postings, and one was recorded on a fence post on Stackpole Warren last week by Stewart Ryan of NRW.  A cuckoo indoors, though, is more likely to be a cuckoo clock!  

However, a couple of days ago Madeline Tasker in Llangwm heard a thud, and then found a juvenile cuckoo in her living room - it had probably hit the glass door with a glancing blow and was slightly concussed.
A few hours later it was showing no inclination to leave, and was making itself at home.
Madeline says - the Cuckoo.....paid no attention to water or garden worms (Madeline couldn't find any caterpillars in the garden) ...... hopped onto a chair and then vanished.......and then came back on the chair......and some time later heard some birds out side and flew  into the window from the inside.....but it must be pretty robust, it just sat on the windowsill, so we picked it up from behind and put it on top of a hedge and straightaway it flew off, a bit rocky at first, but soon in a high powerful sweeping curve.......

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Water Rail and waders - the Teifi

We haven't seen or heard a Water Rail for a couple of months, so great to see an adult wander out from the reeds at Kingfisher Pond this evening.
Wader numbers and variety peaked around high tide with 60 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 4 Redshank amongst the roosting Oystercatchers and Curlews opposite St. Dogmael's Quay. 3 Greylag amongst the Canada Geese too.
(Wendy J and Rich D)


c20 mins by the gull gathering at the bridge this morning. The Czech 2cy med gull redZKU0 has now been around for c10 days, as have 2 Whimbrels. 6 Redshanks flew in "carrying" a Dunlin.
Lots of unringed Oystercatchers.
I haven't seen the Caspian Gull since the day of reporting; has anyone else?.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Teifi

This evening the 1st large flock of returning Dunlin with 42 opposite St. Dogmael's Quay with a new Greenshank. 76 Oystercatchers and c50 Curlew too. Flocks of Oystercatchers were flying high sw down the coast today including a nice V flock of c35 birds. The only new birds on the marsh this evening was a flying flock of 5 juvenile Goosanders.


Another cracking day (feeling like autumn now). 185 Sand Martin east was a new July record and a nice variety of waders included a moulting male Ruff. No sign of the Cattle Egret.


c30 Dunlin this evening, 5 Redshank, 7 Barwits. Near Easterly gale.


At the Gann this morning, 7 Dunlin, 3 Summer plumage Blacktail Godwits. Last night 1 (juv?) Wheatear, no green ring.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Colour Ringed Waders - Gann

01 - ringed 10/03/15 - re-sighted 7 times
06 - ringed 23/08/16 - 1st re-sight
24 - ringed 04/01/17 - 1st re-sight
28 - ringed 16/05/17 - 1st re-sight
A2 - ringed 14/03/16 - re-sighted 3 times

06 - ringed 10/03/15 - re-sighted 4 times

Thank you as always for the information

Pemb's Ringing Group


Cattle Egret on North Pond this evening. Our sixth first for Skok this year! And it's a stunner.

Where do (some of) our B H Gulls come from?

In the last couple of days there has been a mini influx of juv Black Headed Gulls. One today was ringed, & is from the Brewood ringers who operate in the Birmingham area.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Gann

The 7 Bar-tailed godwits still here, 5 Common sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, single Whimbrel and a single Greenshank. A few ringed Oystercatchers included 01,06,24,28 and A2. There were 3 others with just metal rings. Also Curlew 06.

Pembrokeshire Bird Report 2016

The 2016 Pembrokeshire Bird Report is now available as a free download - please click here to download. The report is also available by clicking on the Reports section at the top of this blog. Once open click on the Download arrow  and choose the option to open with Adobe Reader. The document will open (assuming you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer) as a PDF file which can then be saved to your computer for easy access.

Congratulations and thanks to the editorial team of Jon Green, Steve Berry and Adrian Rogers for compiling an excellent report.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Black Guillemots - Fishguard

Two adult Black Guillemots showing well in the port side of  Fishguard Harbour this morning.
One juv Med Gull at Newport from the iron bridge. Last night c300 Starlings went to roost in the Teifi Marshes reedbed.