Oct 222017
 
Welsh Twitching

It is not often that I have “Twitched” a rare bird in Wales, but today was an exception as there has been a male Rock Thrush taken up residence in a quarry near Blaenavon, near Abergavenny in South Wales. Rock Thrush is a rare vagrant to our shores from southern and eastern Europe and should be […]

 Posted by at 8:16 pm
Oct 212017
 
A few local birds

Always good to see our common birds, so here are a few portraits.  Tree Sparrow – This bird is still around with the local House Sparrow flock. Maybe the only one left in the area – Tony Davison© House Sparrow – male – Above 2 images – Tony Davison© Chaffinch – Above 3 images – Tony […]

 Posted by at 4:16 pm
Oct 162017
 
A Saharan Sun

Hurricane Ophelia has hit the UK and brought with it dust from the Sahara Desert and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal. The dust has caused shorter wavelength blue light to be scattered, leaving longer wavelength red light to shine through it. Ophelia originated in the Azores where it was classed as a […]

 Posted by at 3:37 pm
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