Sunday, 19 April 2015

Marsh Harrier and Garganey

Mogs had a female Marsh Harrier in off the sea at The Range yesterday and Ken had a pair of Garganey in the wet fields between Holyhead and South Stack this morning.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Hoopoe update plus migrant news.

The Hoopoe was still there this morning at 8pm but distant. It was between the white house by the car park at the south end of the Range and the Caravan park to the North East. It was last seen flying towards the caravan park. It was looked for between 4 and 6pm with no joy.
A Swift was over the Range Yesterday (Ken/Mogs), Ken had SEO, Reed and Sedge Warblers, Gropper and Whitethroat at Valley wetlands today. Richard Arnold had a male Hen Harrier at Malltraeth last week and Phil Snow had an Osprey there this week (14th - 16th). Does anyone know who had the Osprey near Red Warf Bay a week or two back? At Llyn Cefni today I had my first Gropper and Sedge Warblers (5). Swallow had returned to its nest at work in Llangefni today and the House Martins to our estate in Cemaes also today, and finally I had a flock of 9 Whimbrel fly low over my car at Llanfachraeth at 6.30 tonight, looking to land, the first migrants I've seen this year (1 was on Birdguides for Silver Bay also today).

Jackdaw Roosts site request on Anglesey

Hi all. A third year Zoology student in Bangor Uni is after Jackdaw roosts to survey over the winter months. Can any of you guys list in the comments below any that you know of, ideally with a grid reference. Many thanks, Steve Culley ( I think it's just sites on Anglesey that's being requested, thanks).

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Hoopoe still on the Range (and other stuff)

Ken had a Hoopoe again on the Range this afternoon and it was present till at least 5pm. I arrived at 5.45 and stayed till 7.30 but couldn't find it, just 5 Wheatear and a female Merlin chasing Mippets. If you park in the small car park at the southern end of the Heath on The Range.   It was favouring the edges of the cleared/ mown areas of heather to the west of the car park, especially the area with the large white boulder in the field. Other news David Wright had a Cuckoo south of Bodafon mountain today and a Sedge Warbler was new in at Cemlyn last night ( Tony and Martin).

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hoopoe on the Range

Ken Croft found a Hoopoe on the Range near South Stack this lunchtime. I'm trying to find out where exactly.
It was at the north end of the Range but was last seen at 2.45 pm (birdguides)  flying towards South Stack over rough fields. So it may be worth trying around the South Stack reserve, Cafe area and adjacent Paddocks?

Monday, 13 April 2015

Whooper Swan at Cemlyn

An adult Whooper Swan was an unexpected visitor to Cemlyn yesterday afternoon. It was seen in Tyn Llan fields, the pool and on the lagoon.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

How many Ring Ouzels?

As the weather was awful we tried for the Ring Ouzels at the Copper Mine on the Great Orme this morning and we weren't dissappointed with 11 in the paddocks at the back of the mines. There were upto 17 apparently a few days ago!