Sunday, 15 February 2015

Forest Farm

Martin Bevan and myself went back down to Forest Farm to have another look at the Little Bunting and meet up with Rob. Arriving about 7.30 we found the hide empty apart from one other insomniac.

The Little Bunting was in it's usual place about 2 yards outside the hide. After giving it some quality time we went into the smaller room and had an hour photographing the birds around the feeders.

We then moved over to the other hide but no Kingfishers today but two confiding Snipe were nice.

It was then back to the other hide to meet Rob who had two year ticks with him Mark Dutfield and Matt Evans.

After swapping insults we left the latecomers and went to Uskmouth and Goldcliff. Nothing unusual seen but two year ticks in Merlin and Cetti's Warbler.


  1. We had decent views of a female kingfisher by the canal but the lads couldn't get any decent shots due to all the people walking past disturbing it, we also heard a lesser pecker drumming from the ridge above but a search proved fruitless. From the hides we also saw the snipe, two water rail and from the footpath a few redwing and two goldcrest, as usual i provided the confectionary.

  2. You managed to get Bevan down to Uskmouth/Goldcliffe ..... and there wasn't a tick on offer! well done Phil.
    Rob, its a long way to the tops of those trees, for anybody!

  3. He asked to go, I didn't even mention the places, wonders never cease.