Saturday, 16 November 2013


A good day out yesterday saw us bag the ORPHEAN WARBLER in the garden at St. Bride's, Pembrokeshire. A male Merlin was my first for some time, on wires viewable from just outside the garden. The only other stop that we could fit in before dark was nearby Dale Airfield which produced at least nine Lapland Buntings, two Stonechats, a Reed Bunting and good views of a reasonable number of Ravens.

I found the warbler difficult to photograph...

Lapland Buntings at Dale Airfield made for a good side-show