I walked around Mynydd y Graig, noting a couple of Stonechat/Clochdar y
Cerrig on the heath and a Peregrine/Hebog Tramor chasing pigeons/colomen
over Ty Croes Mawr.
A flock of
Chough/Brân Goesgoch fed on the pasture by the house and I was able to
record the colour-ring combinations on two birds; one originated on Ynys
Enlli with another from the Aberdaron area.
incredible storm force winds continued unabated… some friends and I went
up to Mynydd Mawr, Uwchmynydd to take in some fresh air. An amazing funnel
of spray was whipped up on the leeward side of Ynys Enlli to a height of
at least 250 feet. No birds were seen but the scenery was amazing.
next few weeks the wind and rain seemed to continue unabated and my
birding activities were limited to brief walks around the village to
escape the dreaded cabin fever… there are big gaps in the diary for this
reason. Sincere apologies dear readers, but I hope to make up for this in
the New Year!
the festive madness by walking over Mynydd Rhiw and down to Ffynnon Saint.
Three Stonechat/Clochdar y Cerrig and a Kestrel/Cudyll y Gwynt were on the
mountain – but very little else – while a Yellowhammer/Bras Felen and a
fine Green Woodpecker/Cnocell Werdd was noted at the Pen y Mynydd heath.
Several Bramble/Mwyar plants were in full flower here – a sign of the
unseasonable weather we have been having.
A pair of
Raven/Cigfran called from the spruce plantations here as I made my way
down to the well. Making my way through the woods, heading for the track
to Treheli, I flushed two Woodcock/Cyffylog.
On reaching Porth Neigwl a flock of 38 Curlew/Gylfinhir and several
hundred Black-headed Gulls/Gwylan Benddu were seen.
It time for
a bonfire this evening and proceedings were enlivened by both Barn’/Tylluan
Wen and Little Owl/Tylluan Bach calling.
destination for this afternoon was Porth Ysgo, where the weather was still
wild and the sea very impressive.
amount of rubbish has been deposited on the beach here in recent weeks and
amongst the plastic, ropes and driftwood were one each of dead Guillemot/Gwylog,
Cormorant/Mulfran and Shag/Mulfran Werdd.