Strumble seawatch

An Epic Strumble Seawatch

With all that’s been going on during the past week our trip to Strumble Saturday before last seems like a lifetime ago. Back then storm Ellen was still making her presence felt which meant big winds, big waves and even bigger birds (at least in terms of the amount of Read more…

Waders, WWT Llanelli

Red-necked Phalarope – WWT Llanelli

It was an anxious wait for the gates to open at WWT’s Penclacwydd reserve on Saturday morning. Why? Blame our latest star arrival, a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope which dropped in on Thursday carrying the distinct air of yet another rarity which wouldn’t be hanging around for the weekend. Having made Read more…

Rainy Kidwelly Quay

Redshank Revolution

Remember the good old days when I used to spend a whole weekend birding various locations across Wales? If not then I don’t blame you as I’m struggling to do so myself. For various reasons this year, the weather being one and life being another, I just haven’t been able Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Nadolig Llawen

Once more we find Christmas Eve upon us, but it’s hard to imagine a greater contrast with what we were experiencing twelve months ago. Where last year there was snow on the ground and temperatures were struggling to get above freezing we now have extremely mild conditions and almost torrential Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Glossy Ibis at Kidwelly Quay

A Glossy Ibis was found at Kidwelly Quay yesterday morning and fortunately it was still there when we rolled up just after six that evening. In fact we managed to time our arrival to perfection as we parked, walked the short distance to the appropriate flooded field, found the bird Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Kidwelly Quay and Mynydd Du

Saturday was pretty much a wash out when it comes to photography, mainly as a result of the appalling weather. I did however manage to explore a couple of new walks that will definitely be making it onto my regular itinerary. We started the day off by driving into the Read more…