Oystercatchers, Pembrey

Pembrey Terns

I did wonder how long it would take me to start missing Mull and begin searching the property listings once more but even by my standards the afternoon of our return was unexpectedly rapid. The fact is that we had such a fantastic time that initially at least all I Read more…

Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan Waderfest

Bank holiday Sunday dawned wet and wild, justification if any were needed for ending our camping trip when we had. If there’s one thing I could do without ever having to experience again it’s taking down a tent in the rain. We took the opportunity for a leisurely start and Read more…

Goose Barnacles, Pembrey

Brambling Hunting at Pembrey

After our success with finding Firecrest the weekend before I took to twitter on Saturday morning to proclaim that we were off to locate Brambling, one of those species with which we seem to have had little luck over the years. Our last proper sighting came from Ynys Hir back Read more…

Brent Geese near Burry Port

Breezy Burry Brents

Our first proper autumn storm has left South Wales bedraggled and de-leaved over the last few days and despite a few hours of dryness today, conditions remained grey and very wild indeed. Having spent an hour or so attempting to curtail the formation of a new pond in my car Read more…

Looking across to Llanelli

Burry Brents and Buntings

More Windows 8 related pain left me an increasingly frustrated figure come Sunday afternoon (though fingers crossed I’ve finally fixed my problems) so I just had to get out for a few hours birding. Pembrey Harbour was destination of choice where the plan was to walk along the beach to Read more…