Rare or interesting bird sightings from outside our county will be shown on these pages. Photos or video links by birders from our area, or not, will all be welcome. Please send any photos or links to if you would like them to be published here.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Long-billed Dowitcher at Kidwelly Quay, Carms

 Dominic Davison found this Long-billed Dowitcher at the end of September 2011; it went on to winter in the area and was seen regularly between the railway bridge and the road bridge into April 2012. I finally got round to videoing it by that stage and the footage can be seen by following the link at the bottom of this post.

Long-billed Dowitcher video - click here

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Common Rosefinch on Skokholm, Pembs

This Common Rosefinch was trapped and ringed by Ron (?), Bob & Annie Haycock and released to the courtyard. It spent a week or so, around the buildings, making appearances during the tea breaks and providing timely boosts by also popping up during work time.