Sunday, November 18, 2018

Forest Farm NR, Cardiff

Made my first visit for ages and the first this winter, not exactly exciting, usual fodder, here's a few pics...........

Sunday, November 04, 2018

'A wild Ouzel chase'.........

With the weather not forecast particularly good for today I thought I'd spend a couple of hours in the hides at Forest Farm NR, Cardiff and move on elsewhere should news of anything interesting be put out.
On my way down to M4 I got news via the WhatsApp group that the Ring Ouzel that had been around Cosmeston CP for a few days had been seen so I diverted to 'Cossie'.
I headed out past the lakes to the West Paddock and it took me a while to find the bird before it showed itself in flight between trees, it was very mobile and difficult to see burying itself deep in berry laden hawthorns.
It was good to bump into firstly John Wilson and later Paul Denning, Steve Rosser, Ceri Jones and another birder that I didn't know.
As we waited for the bird to show again, and it flew another twice, it started to spot with rain which progressively got heavier and myself and Paul decided to call it a day in order to protect our camera gear, I managed a few poor 'record' shots before the rain got the better of us and for my efforts got something of a soaking walking back to the car park.
Suffice to say in my soggy state I didn't get to Forest Farm..........

Costa Rica : Part 4

A few images of the mammals etc that I managed to photograph, mainly Howler Monkeys.....

Land Crab


Roosting Bats

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey




Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Squirrel Monkey (I think)

Friday, November 02, 2018

Costa Rica : Part 3

A few more images from our holiday in Costa Rica..........

Black Vulture

White-winged Dove


Great Kiskadee

Swainson's Thrush (Migrant)

Brown Booby (Feeding several hundred metres offshore)

Great-tailed Grackle

Flycatcher species

Orange-fronted Parakeet

Pewee species

Northern Waterthrush (Migrant)

Brown-crested Flycatcher

White-lored Gnatcatcher

Boat-billed Heron

Green Heron

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Groove-billed Ani

Streak-backed Oriole

Crested Caracara

Turkey Vulture

Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Plain-capped Starthroat (Juvenile)

Laughing Falcon

Bare-throated Tiger Heron

Double-striped Thick-Knee

Double-striped Thick-Knee