Birding Photography

Birding Photography

Friday, 16 August 2013

Wales August 9th to August 15th

   Two nights at Gigrin Red Kite feeding station.  A wander around the nature walk produced a surprising Green Sandpiper a few distant Spotted Flycatcher, Jay,Nuthatch, Great spotted Woodpecker as well as the 300+Red Kite, Raven and 8 common Buzzard

   The Green sandpiper was found on a small pool and viewed from a Hide over looking the pool and wetland patch along the nature walk along with Spotted Flycatcher. The sand piper shot off south after about 2 minutes. Must have been upset by all the Raptors around

  Two night in a campsite next to the Osprey center in Mid Wales produced very distant views of the Spring Watch Osprey's. a few common Lizards. Redpoll and Kingfisher.

    A final two nights at Towyn North wales found 3 Chough en-route nothing of note except for 3 common Scoter off shore. and a stop off at the Pondarosa cafe at the top of horse shoe pass produced Raven, Buzzard, Stonechat and Whinchat. 

    A good few days all in all even if the original plan was for a trip to Gigrin and return home but as the weather behaved we decided to move on to Mid Wales and then on into North Wales for the final stay. a total round trip of 560 Miles and loads of fun with my wife 3 grand children and Darcy a friend of my Grand daughter Skye.