An Explosive Trip to Gower

With autumn migration now in full flow we headed to Rhossili yesterday in the hope of hoovering up a rare warbler or two. Spirits were high after some initial success the previous morning where a circuit of Usk Reservoir delivered the expected Redwing hoards plus a trio of Brambling and Read more…

Purple Sandpiper

January Birding

For most birders that first outing of the new year is always extra special. It doesn’t matter what one might see from Robins and House Sparrows through to Golden Eagles or Firecrests, all species carry with them an additional excitement factor of being “first for the year”. When else for Read more…

March Snow on Gower

Gower Snow in March

I may have spoken too soon. Just a few days after celebrating the arrival of our first spring migrants and heralding the end of winter proper it seems that mother nature has had other ideas. The first warning signs came yesterday which, following a comparatively balmy evening on Friday, dawned Read more…

Bonxie – #30DaysWild

If you blinked then you may have missed it but that was June and this is the end of #30DaysWild. I’ll gather my thoughts on the experience over the weekend but as a fitting tribute to what’s been a fantastic month we thought we’d end where it all began, with Read more…

Rhossili

Common Scoters at Rhossili

Sunday 22nd found us down at Rhossili on another cold and dull winters day. Feeling a little less energetic after our exploits at Kenfig and not too keen on being exposed to a strong Northerly more than absolutely necessary, we chose to forgo the Downs and instead headed out along Read more…