This evening was one of low cloud and drizzle but
it was good to get some fresh air. A couple of Robins seemed to be
singing strongly again, presumable they are starting to establish their
Two Hares fed by Penarfynydd where a brood of
Stonechats sat in the Bracken. The National Trust is planning to spray
the Bracken on the mountain here in the near future to prevent it from
encroaching on the heathland.
Seven Sandwich Terns and a few Gannets fed off Carreg
Plas this afternoon.
Monday 6th August
Today dawned bright and
sunny with a light SW pushing some broken cumulus clouds along. A Green
Woodpecker(s) called sporadically from around the house throughout the
day, but the highlight was undoubtedly watching an exceptional flock of
38 Ravens this afternoon, spiralling up in a thermal over Pen-y-caerau,
then dispersing in all directions.
Tuesday 7th August
This evening the wind
had dropped and the sun was shining - quite a rare combination this
summer! - so I visited Porth Ysgo. On the walk down the resident Brown
Hares were showing well, with a total of five seen, plus another three
in different fields on the way home.
The tide was out when I
reached the sea, and there was little bird activity apart from a single
calling Common Sandpiper and a chattering flock of Swallows; some 60+
birds were hawking insects over the cliff edge prior to heading off to