Monday, 29 August 2011


Nice Chiffy this morning, also the Sparrowhawk came in, but again too close. There is a perch for it to come to but not using it yet, perhaps if it makes a kill it will.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Grey Wagtail.

This stunner dropped in unnoticed to the now getting larger `puddle.`Of the few minutes it stayed it was too close to focus. It caught me unready having been playing with settings of the camera just before!
Also of note this morning was a Whitethroat tho the light was a little strong even fo a `backlit` shot.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

From the hide.

Early morning, a few hours paid off with this Juvenile Sparrowhawk and then a another hour or so this afternoon with good light. The Chaffinch shot I like, simply because of the background colour, matching the same colours as the Chaffinch.

Friday, 19 August 2011


    A few shots from the hide which is next to a small puddle. During the warmest days the puddle is used often to bathe. Perhaps sunday will be good, as it should be warm.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Melodious Warbler.

This Warbler, present nearly a week in Pembrokeshire, and has been showing extremely well....untill we decided to give it a go. As we arrived there were 2 fire engines parked right next to the viewing area due to a gorse fire on the hill at Martins Haven. The light was too bright ,bird too far, and we were looking into the sun ...hopeless!! I managed a few shots but they were all so bright ,and couldn`t pull them back!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Juvenile Yellowhammer.

The Yellowhammers have eventually brought their youngster to the puddle to bathe, only one so far!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wood Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank

About 8.30 this morning having already spent 2 hours in the hide waiting for the Owls to perform, without success, Alan Huges rang to say he had a Stint sp, and summer plumage Spotted Redshank at Llanilid.

Nigel Addecott had to leave for family duty and I decided a sum plum S. Redshankwas too good to turn down especially with rain due on Sunday! Just before I arrived Alan rang again to say the birds had been flushed by dogwalkers (nothing new there then) But good news was that another Spotted Red  had appeared. It didn`t take long to locate the bird wading along the pool edge. I positioned myself and edged slowly closer and closer , when suddenly 2 more waders appeared from the long grass, the first was an adult sum plum Dunlin and the second to my disbelief a stunning Wood Sandpiper an adult! managed a few shots with a converter but never got close enough. Perhaps tomorrow will be better!