Mute Swan, Kenfig NNR

Kenfig – Water Everywhere

In all the years that I’ve been visiting Kenfig NNR, Sunday was the very first opportunity I’ve ever had to photograph this ‘classic’ view. For once all the important elements of a blue sky, high water level and no people combined to kick start what turned out to be a Read more…

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Bonaparte’s Gull, Ogmore

I arrived at the Ogmore River on Sunday, headed straight for the nearest telescope wielding human and heard those words that strike despair into every birders heart. “If you’d been here an hour ago we were having great views, but it’s flown off since and hasn’t been relocated”. As I Read more…

Whinchat, Kenfig NNR

Whinchats at Kenfig

Kenfig hasn’t featured very regularly on this blog during 2012, but that’s likely to change over the coming months as autumn progresses and the pool once again fills with wintering birds. Those arrivals seemed some way off on Saturday though with the current residents amounting to nothing more than a Read more…

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Mythical Birds

Emma and I have had a running joke for the last few years which involves a list of so called mythical birds which we maintained just did not exist. Celebrities such as Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Smew and Curlew Sandpiper have all graced the list in the past, often down Read more…