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Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 1st July 2003, 11:28
Replies: 2
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Posted By WelshFalcon
Gwent Levels, South Wales

A Day on the Gwent Levels

Sunday 29th June 2003.

I first visited Goldcliffe Pools, the main attraction being to see the pair of Avocets with 4 young (the first breeding record for Wales I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th January 2003, 15:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By WelshFalcon
In Wales it is shown on Wednesday evenings at 8...

In Wales it is shown on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock on BBC2. (Thats for us who only have the old four channels!!)
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2003, 08:45
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
I shan't contribute any more to this - we shall...

I shan't contribute any more to this - we shall have to agree to disagree. I'm glad the thread was started, because it sparked a debate, and various opinions have been expressed and backed up with...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 23:07
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
my use of the word "wimps" as a joke - just my...

my use of the word "wimps" as a joke - just my sense of humour!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 23:05
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
Thanks for that comment re the golden pheasants -...

Thanks for that comment re the golden pheasants - I was told by a local birder that he always goes into the woods at this point - and he told me exactly where to park. Of ourse I would never have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st January 2003, 22:59
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
I'm back from a weekendn Norfolk - thankfully I...

I'm back from a weekendn Norfolk - thankfully I was alone for most of it, but met some very friendly and knowledgeable local birders.

I went to the raptor roost at Warham to seethe raptors come in...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 21:20
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
Yes Colin your advice ws gratefully received -...

Yes Colin your advice ws gratefully received - and I combined people's advice with details of reserves and sites off RSPB and Fatbirder.com etc.

I was lucky that the b&b I stayed at had a book which...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 09:58
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
also John, I forgot to say - my year list is at...

also John, I forgot to say - my year list is at 128 because down here in Wales I see spoonbill, great grey shrike, red kite, buzzard and more!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 09:55
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
Thanks for your reply. I know could have seen so...

Thanks for your reply. I know could have seen so many more species if I'd driven round like a fool to see cranes at Horsey, done more sea wathing to see different divers, grebes and long tailed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st January 2003, 09:23
Replies: 14
Views: 2,884
Posted By WelshFalcon
I've just returned from a wekend trip to Norfolk....

I've just returned from a wekend trip to Norfolk. Saw my first ever waxwing, which was the highlight amongst several other lifers for me. It's such a strange looking bird - yet stunningly...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2003, 09:12
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By WelshFalcon
Norfolk - 17th-19th January 2003

I arrived in Norfolk on Friday 17th Jan, mid morning, and made my way to my first stop at Titchwell. It was a dry, bright day but with strong winds. 3 hours later, when I left, I had seen 50 species...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th January 2003, 12:11
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
Glad I managed to keep the debate going...and...

Glad I managed to keep the debate going...and thank you to those who appreciate my writing.......unlike the magazine editor!!!!

Has anyone seen the thread on Lee Evans and he article on him in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2003, 21:14
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
I'm off to Norfolk for 3 days at the end of the...

I'm off to Norfolk for 3 days at the end of the week. If the pallid harrier is still around.....I'll be waiting for it as it comes in to roost around dusk.

I'm actually on a "3-day twitch" as I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2003, 21:07
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
the above was a letter i wrote to one of the...

the above was a letter i wrote to one of the birding magazines, but the editor must have been a twitcher , because it never got published. Maybe the title "Twitchers **** me off" might have spoilt it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2003, 20:50
Replies: 91
Views: 8,569
Posted By WelshFalcon
“I don’t need brown shearwater” said the first...

“I don’t need brown shearwater” said the first man smugly. “Nor me” said the second man,”I saw one on a pelagic off Australia 2 years ago”…..and so the conversation went on………….and on……….and on.

I...
Forum: Pembrokeshire Monday 13th January 2003, 20:41
Replies: 0
Views: 2,941
Posted By WelshFalcon
Skokholm, Skomer & Grasholm.

Skokholm, Skomer & Grasholm.

Skokholm was Britain’s first bird reserve. Breeding birds include 35,000 Manx Sheerwaters, large numbers of Storm Petrels [and if you don’t stay overnight, you’re...
Forum: Pembrokeshire Monday 13th January 2003, 20:38
Replies: 0
Views: 2,089
Posted By WelshFalcon
Ramsay Island

RSPB Ramsay Island

3 miles West of St. Davids, reached by boat from St Justinian lifeboat slip. They operate a policy of limiting the numbers visiting [max 40 per day?] but it is usually possible to...
Forum: Pembrokeshire Monday 13th January 2003, 20:24
Replies: 0
Views: 2,197
Posted By WelshFalcon
Martin's Haven

Martin’s Haven

Eight miles West of Milford Haven, along B roads via Sandy Haven, this is the jumping off point [boarding point] for Skokholm, Skomer and Grasholm. All three of these famous bird...
Forum: Pembrokeshire Monday 13th January 2003, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2,447
Posted By WelshFalcon
to paraphrase the Monty Python boys "well...

to paraphrase the Monty Python boys "well obviously the chough - the chough goes without saying......"

sorry for my blatant omission.....there's probably a few others too....I didnt go into the...
Forum: Pembrokeshire Monday 13th January 2003, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 2,447
Posted By WelshFalcon
Strumble Head

Strumble Head nr Fishguard

From Goodwick, follow road through the village and up the hill, then follow signs for Strumble head

Park near the lighthouse – sea-watching is done from the flat roofed...
Forum: Gower Monday 13th January 2003, 12:15
Replies: 0
Views: 2,454
Posted By WelshFalcon
Port Eynon Point

Port Eynon Point

This is the most southerly point in Gower, and a good sea watching location, offering a little shelter among the rocks. Drive along the A4118 west of Swansea, to its end in the...
Forum: West Glamorgan Monday 13th January 2003, 12:10
Replies: 0
Views: 3,130
Posted By WelshFalcon
Cwm Clydach RSPB reserve

Cwm Clydach RSPB Reserve

This is a really superb example of the type of broad-leaved woodland previously found throughout Wales, but now restricted to a relatively few fragments. From the car park,...
Forum: Gower Monday 13th January 2003, 12:08
Replies: 0
Views: 2,351
Posted By WelshFalcon
Oxwich Bay

Oxwich

Drive west from Swansea along the A4118 which runs along the southern part of the Gower. At Penrice Castle, a minor road drops steeply down and crosses Oxwich Marsh before reaching the...
Forum: Gower Monday 13th January 2003, 12:05
Replies: 0
Views: 2,063
Posted By WelshFalcon
North Gower Shore

Gower North Shore

The whole southern shore of the Burry Inlet is an extremely important wintering area for shorebirds, geese and duck. However, it is one of those frustrating areas where there are...
Forum: Gower Monday 13th January 2003, 12:04
Replies: 3
Views: 3,905
Posted By WelshFalcon
Worm's Head, Rhossili

Worm’s Head

This is a steep-sided rocky peninsula extending out from the southwest of the Gower, and accessed from the small village of Rhossili, where there is a large car park. It is connected to...
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