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.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cream-coloured Courser at Radnor Hill, Herefs

 The stuff dreams are made of! I read the account that describes the events surrounding the finding of this bird and although envy might describe the dominant emotion that I was feeling, it also brought great hope that one day... Anyway this bird is what legends are made of and coming away having watched it perform in front of me, sometimes at close range, left me top of the world. These pics are still frames taken from the video I took, found on the link below.

Cream-coloured Courser video - click here

Monday, 2 April 2012

Ring-billed Gull at Cardigan, Pembs

 This long staying Ring-billed Gull, now in its 3rd calendar year, was found by Richard Dobbins when it first turned up as a 1st winter bird over a year ago. The returning bird announced itself to me almost immediately, on my arrival, when it flew overhead with a decent size fish being pursued by a Herring Gull. The Herring Gull never looked close to catching it, and soon gave up with the Ring-billed Gull consuming its prize midair. All in all it was quite impressive. It's snack was to my advantage because it remained fairly stationary, and approachable, allowing me some video opportunity. The video can be found on the link at the bottom of the post.

Ring-billed Gull video - click here