Monday, December 2, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 187

Gannets are not normally spotted from Llandanwg beach over winter months, so good to see a late bird over Tremadog Bay on Saturday morning; distinctive 'ice-white' with impressive 6ft wing span and black primary wing feathers.....

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More Information on Northern Gannets: Birdguides.com


Video of Brent Northern Gannets: YouTube


Recordings of Gannet calls: xeno-canto.org


Photo by Jason Thompson:  Gallery


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Monday, November 25, 2019

Bird of the Week, No.186

There was a Brent Goose on Llandanwg Beach, Saturday morning. One or two are seen every year at the same spot, but don't stay long; this one departed as we watched. Very small goose; no bigger than Shelduck or Herring Gull......


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More Information on Brent Goose Birdguides.com

Video of Brent Goose: YouTube

Recordings of Brent Goose calls: xeno-canto.org

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 185

First Shelducks are returning to the Mochras marshes: Shelduck breed here before departing to the Waddenzee to join a vast flock of hundreds of thousands of moulting, temporarily flightless Shelduck of Western Europe and Scandinavia......



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More Information on Shelduck:  Birdguides.com

Video of Shelduck YouTube

Recordings of Shelduck calls: xeno-canto.org

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 184

Great Egret returned to Mochras marshes for a 3rd winter; larger size and heron-like pale yellowish bill distinguish from more common, smaller Little Egret with thin black bill and legs with distinctive yellow feet.....

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More Information on Great Egret:  Birdguides.com

Video of Great Egret & Little Egrets:  YouTube

Recordings of Great Egret calls: xeno-canto.org

Photo by Brian Hicks

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 183

5 Woodcock flushed from slopes & ridge of Diffwys & Y Llethr, highest of the Rhinog Mountains on Sunday morning, more winter migrants from continental Europe......


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More Information on Woodcock:  Birdguides.com

Video of Woodcock: YouTube

Recordings of Woodcock calls: xeno-canto.org

Photo by Craig Nash: Gallery

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 182

Crossbills were found feeding, calling and singing in forestry spruce tops just south of the Rhinog Mountains on Sunday morning.......




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More Information on Crossbills:  Birdguides.com

Video of Crossbills: YouTube

Recordings of Crossbill calls: xeno-canto.org

Photo by David A Mitchell: Gallery

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Bird of the Week, No. 181

First Fieldfares' distinctive 'schack-schack-schack' flight calls heard over Llanbedr Sunday afternoon; flocks now moving down from the winter frozen north for autumn fruit and relatively frost-free soils of this mild Atlantic seaboard.......

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More Information on Fieldfares: Birdguides.com

Video of Fieldfares: YouTube

Recordings of Fieldfare calls: xeno-canto.org

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