This morning Bob and I reckoned there were around 4,000 Manxies close in at Upper Borth, plus a good number of Gannets.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
If the Church warden is reading this please put away the cement filler as these birds with their tiny, ineffective feet and small beaks will not be threatening the integrity of the building and anyway the cockerel wouldn't allow it. Click on the image to enlarge.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
The Ceredigion Bird Report 2013 is now available, price £9, from the following outlets:
Teifi Marshes (Cardigan Wildlife Centre) Visitor Centre.
Clive Continental Menswear (Mark) in Terrace Road, Aberystwyth.
RSPB Ynys-hir Visitor Centre.
As well as many fabulous photographs taken in Ceredigion and the Systemmatic List which gives accounts of all the bird seen in the County, there is a fascinating review of Marsh and Willow Tits and a report from the Teifi Ringing Group and accounts of the fortunes of some of the birds ringed in Ceredigion and found elsewhere and of birds ringed elsewhere and found in our County, plus the usual tables of the dates of early and last summer and winter visitors.
The Report can also be obtained by post by sending a cheque for £9 + £1.17 postage payable to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to me at: Pant Llidiart, Trisant, Aberystwyth SY23 4RQ
Sunday, 20 July 2014
There were up to 14 Swifts swooping around the back of our house yesterday evening, the most I've ever seen here. Thanks to Tony Clarke we have two splendid nest boxes and I've been playing recordings of calls to them. They have been coming very close and I'm sure they must have noticed the boxes. Maybe next year a pair or two will take up residence. In the meantime it's wonderful to have them around.