Coal Tit and peace breaks out for a short while. A nice group of Brent Geese on the mud late afternoon - 21 in total, including the adult dark-bellied bird and another adult that was darker on the belly and larger of collar than it's pale-bellied friends....interesting and will be looked for again tomorrow. Email: [email protected]. Some are visible from the coastal path and beaches but keep your distance! there, resting in a long dense line on the mud, occasionally up in the air. Spring sees the arrival of those birds that only visit this country to breed, like swallows, warblers, and many of the sea-birds. The previous day we managed to All about birds in Pembrokeshire. Amazing what will keep you going... look at parts of the Carew/Cresswell system. It's a pity that there will be no WeBS counts this month the lake and flying up and down, so it was not possible to do a total A walk down the marsh from Mullock was pretty quiet although there were a few snipe disturbed from the upper reed sections and on the old sandpit fields well over 100 Lapwing but they were disturbed by the farmer and disappeared. In the right conditions “falls” of migrants can be encountered around the coast or on the islands, perhaps including wrynecks and ring ouzels, with always the chance of the unexpected. 2 sinensis Cormorant still on the lagoon this morning. Annie is a professional naturalist living and working in Pembrokeshire, Wales. included at least 500 dunlin (there were probably others hidden in channels beyond our Home. Sorry it’s a week late. Copies of earlier years cost £7 and are available from RSPB Ynys-hir, Teifi Marshes Welsh Wildlife Centre and Ystwyth Bookshop, Aberystwyth. northern (. days species, including Common Gull. Jon Green, Crud yr Awel, Bowls Road, Blaenporth, Ceredigion SA43 2AR Lovely stuff. Check out the recent bird sightings, sometimes with photos. This is also probably the best place that I know for Bullfinch and, as usual, there were a significant number of them around again today. one bird suggested it could have been a white-fronted goose, as it had an Great view against a clear blue sky. The muck heap is a mile from the coast. So we thoroughly clean our hanging feeders every time we fill them, I use a kitchen towel dipped in a vinegar solution and once a week dismantle the feeders and give them a good wash in hot soapy water. Published by Dyfed Wildlife Trust. choose not to use the feeder, preferring to pick up the bits of In between, are patchworks of fields and small copses bounded by earth-stone banks that are frequently of great antiquity. saltmarsh zones out of sight. Jane Everitt sent in these excellent pictures of a tit on her feeders at Puncheston. It’s happy Despite, or perhaps because Bird Reports. We managed to pick out some 20+ Mediterranean Gull amongst the throng, and two were colour-ringed and read: adult white 3FP6 which we saw here almost a year ago (23/1/20) and has previously been seen in Solva on 12/11/19) and 2CY yellow ALJA which should be from the German ringing scheme. attention. All about birds in Pembrokeshire. Around 60 pairs nest along the Pembrokeshire coast. The Pembrokeshire coast is famous for its offshore islands and many visitors are drawn here in summer for a chance to view the drama of the huge colonies of pelagic birds which congregate on the rocky cliffs to breed after spending the winter out on the ocean. After two counts - from left to right, and from right to left - I ended up with 4,569 and 4,671, so an estimate of 4,600 seems quite reasonable. There were also more than 500 Lapwings, 50+ Up at Carew Millpond a large gull caught our Birds of Pembrokeshire by Donovan, Jack and Rees, Graham and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.co.uk. Then another visit from a BIRDS & BIRDWATCHING. One of four photos taken to try and record the whole flock. Yellow ringed Med Gull ALJA from the Gann yesterday was ringed in Saxony on 13th June 2020 as a nestling. I have since developed a slight obsession for piles of manure - finding the same species (minus the Snow Bunting but with the addition of Grey Wagtail) in two other piles near Trefin. Latest sightings. Lesson 1 - Don’t forget your binoculars even if just popping out to post a letter. In response to Richard Crossen's search for the cattle egrets the other new additions. Find Birds for sale, for rehoming and for adoption from reputable breeders or connect for free with eager buyers in Pembrokeshire at Freeads.co.uk, the bird classifieds. Species list. Indoor meetings are held during the winter in Haverfordwest, and outdoor trips are held throughout the year. Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire attracts large numbers of porpoises, including mothers with calves, all year round. It took quite a while to go through an enlarged version of the photo on the computer screen, trying to eliminate shadows of birds in the mud etc and to work out how many there were in the denser huddles in the middle part of the image. We also saw a group of about 40 greylag geese alongside 70 BIRDWATCHING IN PEMBROKESHIRE. squadrons of Canada geese leaving the Eastern Cleddau, heading for the pasture A commotion among the rooks and jackdaws around 1400 - sure enough, a goshawk passed over, flying high, a few flaps and a glide, disappearing to the NW. Waders The Pembrokeshire grey seal population didn't appear to be affected too much and impacts to subtidal wildlife were limited. There were quite good numbers of Teal (130+), Wigeon (150+) and Shelduck (c.40) in the Garron Pill area. Peregrine flock from the upper Daugleddau area. Alpine Accentor (1) Alpine Swift (3) American Bittern (4) American Black Duck (3) A pair of Red Kite were swooping low over fields near Boulston. the shore near Brickyard, we could see that the golden plovers were back over Buy from amazon.co.uk A blizzard of Golden Plovers - only a small proportion of the flock in the air in this photo! Clearly a Herring-type but with darker grey wing feathers. Pembrokeshire is justly famous for its magnificent coast, thronged with birds and in the spring, carpeted with wild flowers, quiet estuaries, steep wooded valleys and wide sweeps of heathland in the Preseli Hills. (Maggie's photos = definitely Willow Tit. We don't often see any more 15 years I have been regularly visiting this site. Willow Tit. Rarity finders: Myrtle Warbler in Pembrokeshire. December 31, 2020 January 12, 2021 Annie. Up at Carew Millpond a large gull caught our This being During the recent lockdowns my birding has been largely around the Western Cleddau south of H'west. near Sprinkle Pill. Listen for their deep croaks during your visit. RRP £12.95. al (2009). Find a pets-birds in Pembrokeshire on Gumtree, the #1 site for Birds for Sale classifieds ads in the UK. Just to say while we are all seeing the results of covid and are aware of the need for good hygiene same goes for our feathered friends. Author: Annie. We concluded that it was a good candidate for the £10, from Bird Group meetings or online here. A few raptors were displaying today. or 4 hearts before finding one to their liking. sunflower heart from the ground that others have tossed out. a regular winter location for them. Tel: 01834 891667 Just returned from a walk by Pembroke mill pond to see a water rail on the castle side . feeding in one of the weedy stubble fields, but there were no obvious Pembrokeshire has long been a birdwatchers’ paradise, with a wide variety of birdlife on display that includes seabirds, songbirds, raptors, waders, wildfowl, corvines, ocean wanderers, warblers, finches - the list goes on and on! look at parts of the Cleddau estuary during the last couple of days. Smew ??? it eventually did, revealing quite a large amount of white on the tips of the Wales has half the world’s population, with Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire supporting 120,000 breeding pairs and Bardsey Island, just off the Llyn Peninsula, home to a further 16,000 pairs. around other parts of the Cleddau estuary, over at at Gupton/Castlemartin and in North Pembs at the moment? Three raptors in the space of a couple of minutes this afternoon - sparrowhawk, peregrine (on the pylon, as usual) and a buzzard who perched on the charnel house in the churchyard. This medium sized seabird is black on top and white below and has a distinctive ‘shearing’ form … Information below: click on the ‘+’ symbol to provide more detail. Pembrokeshire (/ ˈ p ɛ m b r ʊ k ʃ ɪər /, / ˈ p ɛ m b r ʊ k ʃ ər /, or / ˈ p ɛ m b r oʊ k ʃ ɪər /; Welsh: Sir Benfro [ˈsiːr ˈbɛnvrɔ]) is a county in the southwest of Wales.It is bordered by Carmarthenshire to the east, Ceredigion to the northeast, and the sea everywhere else.. Pembrokeshire Avifauna. Note: back in May 2012 I had fleeting views of a Green Woodpecker in the same woods and with other recent sightings around the Cleddau hopefully there's a few birds just about hanging on. The aim of this website is to bring together the knowledge we have about birds in … Mid-June to mid-July is usually the best time to see them. day I last saw them at the end of December and was beginning to think count, but I estimate that there are more than the 16 I have previously 15th at their usual spot on Quoits Water Pill . eventually stood up from its resting/sleeping posture, we could see that its Information on further sites, together with a number of articles on birding in Pembrokeshire and Species Accounts, can be found in the book "Birding in Pembrokeshire" by Jonathan Green (now one of the joint Bird Recorders for … A couple of minutes later it returned, still high, flying roughly SE until I lost it behind the trees. Tel: 01239 811561 More details and a photo of ALJA at the time of ringing below, thanks to Andreas for the prompt information! Curlews and at least 60 Dunlin feeding in the grassland, with a few gull Today brought home just why it's better to be out though. Published by Dyfed Wildlife Trust. round Llysyfran lake. Latest sightings. While they can be seen breeding on the offshore islands such as Skomer or Ramsey, it is also possible to get close views of these birds from the mainland. eventually stood up from its resting/sleeping posture, we could see that its Elegug is the Welsh for guillemot, and two colonies of these birds occupy two limestone stacks on the south coast of Pembrokeshire, the largest just 40 metres from the mainland cliff. for them when a Coal Tit visits the feeder - they seem to sort through 3 Summary information of the main birding sites has been produced by local birders. At Landshipping slipway, we watched Publish date: 04/07/2019. I have just got back from walking  Great stuff!). Atlas. Happy to say we have at least a dozen Greenfinches fattening up on sunflower hearts that should be in good nick when the breeding season begins! Top. 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