Monday, 28 December 2009

Update of Birdlife for week beginning sunday 20th.

On the whole it has been a quiet week. The Firecrest and Black Redstart are still around and were seen most days.

Sunday 20th- A quiet day with the highlight being 2 Jack Snipe.

Monday 21st- Nothing to report.

Tuesday 22nd-Nothing to report.

Wednesday 23rd-A Grey heron flew down the middle of the island and 2 Gannets were at sea.

Thursday 24th-28 lapwings were the highlight.

Friday 25th- A Shelduck flew along the west side whilst there was a Grey Plover on Carreg yr Honwy.

Saturday 26th-The Grey Plover was still around.
Grey Plover (C) Ben Porter

Peregrine Falcon (C) Ben Porter

Skylark (C) Ben Porter

Mallard (C) Ben Porter

Lapwing (C) Ben Porter


  1. Hi Ben,
    Great to get your reports from Bardsey to brighten up the winter !Your pics are very good - you should enter a selection in the junior sections of national competitions - eg BBC Wildlife Magazine and also National Insect Photo Competition if you haven't already. I reckon you'd stand a very good chance of winning. I am a judge for the latter, which happens every 2 years - due again in summer of 2010 - if you e-mail me your address I'll send you details when I have them. Also I'll send you a few moth pics from when I was doing my Robinson trapping on the island with your valuable quad-bike help last July ! Porter by name and by nature arf arf. Hope to hear from you soon. Ali Driver (National Conservation Manager, Environment Agency)

  2. Some fabo pics there young man - keep up the good work.

  3. The jedi Ben is at it again!