Monday, June 04, 2018

The last couple of weeks.........

A few pics from the last couple of weeks, Wood Warbler at Darren Woods, Maesteg, Meadow Pipit at Maesteg golf course, Grasshopper Warbler at Garnwen, Maesteg and finally a few Common Terns at Zeebrugge Harbour, Belgium from a recent cruise......


































Sunday, May 20, 2018

Keeping it local......

After a day in the garden yesterday and a bit of a deserved lay-in I managed a couple of hours out locally late morning, I was after Spotted Flycatcher and checked out some historic areas but failed on this occasion.
I did however find proof of breeding of Tawny Owl with three well developed youngsters still in the nest hole and a confiding Wood Warbler still intently advertising for a mate, I was only out for a couple of hours but was well pleased with my couple of finds especially the successful Tawny Owls.......
















































Sunday, May 13, 2018

A stroll around the golf course.........

I turned down a couple of offers this weekend due to other commitments, one being a visit to Cotswold Water Park and the other to the Somerset Levels, and therefore stayed local with a visit on Saturday and Sunday evenings to my local golf course in Maesteg.
It's been my 'go to' place in the last few years for Grasshopper Warbler but no such luck on this occasion although I had one 'reeling' but not showing.
There were two Cuckoos present on Saturday evening and I managed to get a few shots of one although I would have liked to have got closer, several other common species were also present including Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Stonechat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff..........



























Tuesday, May 08, 2018

'Woody and Gropper'

Over the Bank Holiday weekend I returned to a local Oak wood and golf course, in the wood I was hoping to refind the male Common Redstart that I had seen high in the treetops on a previous visit.
On the golf course I hoped for better views of Grasshopper Warbler, I had no luck with the Redstart but had corking views of one of two Wood Warblers present and managed to see 3-4 different 'Groppers' at varying distances, there was also a photogenic Willow Warbler which posed nicely..........