Saturday 3rd February 2007
Today saw me continue with some gorse clearance in
fantastic sunshine and blue skies. Another Small Tortoiseshell/Iār Fach
Amryliw and the first Bumblebee/Gwenynen of the year was in the yard with
a Green Woodpecker/Cnocell Werdd calling from Tyddyn Meirion and a Siskin/Pila
Sunday 4th February
There was a light overnight frost but as soon as
the sun came up the temperature increased rapidly. Visibility was superb
with a dusting of high cloud.
Working outside again highlights included three
Siskin/ Pila Gwerdd, 12 Linnet/Llinos, 120 Fieldfare/Socan Eira, eight
Chough/Brān Goesgoch by the old manganese mines, two Raven/Cigfran and a
Green Woodpecker/Cnocell Werdd.
Monday 5th February
I walked around Mynydd y Graig with a freezing NE
blowing. The highlight (virtually the only bird!) was one Stonechat/Clochdar
Tuesday 6th February
A light dusting of snow on the fields of Lleyn
Thursday 8th February
Awoke to a proper snowfall and wandered out around
Mynydd y Graig with the odd shower of snow falling. Very little in the way
of bird activity was noted, with just the odd Wren/Dryw about.
Friday 9th February
I counted six Lapwing/Cornchwiglen on snow covered
fields by Rhoshirwaun.
Sunday 18th February
A group of birding friends visited wanting to
catch up with the local Little Owls/Tylluan Fach. We gathered at dusk at
the T junction below Bryn Tirion on the way down to Ty Croes Bach and
eventually enjoyed fine views of at least three birds including a mating
pair on one of the fences.
The rest of the month has been a blur of work and
often bad weather resulting in little time for getting out
Tuesday 20th February
Visiting birder Colin Shields reports two Yellowhammer/Bras Melyn beside
farmstead below Mynydd Mawr, Uwchmynydd.
Porth Oer/Whispering Sands- several Fulmar/Aderyn-Drycin y Graig.
Small bat/yslum around Plas-yn-Rhiw this evening.
Friday 23rd February
More from Colin:
Mynydd Mawr, Uwchmynydd
25+ Chough/Brān Goesgoch
The picture above was taken by
Mrs Shields many thanks.
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers/Cnocell