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Puffins

28 Jun

So last Thursday (25th June – FACT) I went to Haverfordwest and then on Friday I went to Skomer Island and then on Saturday I went to Stackpole and then on today I went to Newport Wetlands and then home again and between leaving my house and going back to my house I seen 61 different species of birds and that may not sound like a lot to some birdseeners but you have to remember I am better than you so shut up.

Here are some of the species I seen. Mostly on Skomer to be honest:

Two black-backed gulls fighting over the carcass of a manx shearwater as a piece of performance art about the place of Greece in Europe

Two black-backed gulls fighting over the carcass of a manx shearwater as a piece of performance art about the place of Greece in Europe

Swallow nest above toilet because swallows are filthy

Swallow nest above toilet because swallows are filthy

Stonechat chatting up stones as usual

Stonechat chatting up stones as usual

Some brown thing

Some brown thing

Sea monster bird

Sea monster bird

Red bird

Red bird

Razorbill and guillemot being similar enough to not really need different names

Razorbill and guillemot being similar enough to not really need different names

Razorbill

Razorbill

Puffins

Puffins

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin a la hole

Puffin a la hole

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Puffins

Puffins

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Pied wagtail sans pie as usual

Pied wagtail sans pie as usual

Manx shearwaters

Manx shearwaters

Manx shearwaters

Manx shearwaters

Manx shearwaters

Manx shearwaters

Guillemot

Guillemot

Gannet

Gannet

Fake bird

Fake bird

Broken bird

Broken bird

Will do

Will do

Where's puffin?

Where’s puffin?

Jason and the Garganauts

17 May

Today I gone up Titchfield Haven and I seen a garganey. A garganey is a duck. Other ducks include mallards and other mallards. A garganey is not a mallard. But it is a duck.

Garganey

Garganey

Gargan-again

Gargan-again

I seen a bunch of other stuff too. Here it is innit.

Common Tern

Common Tern

Kestrel

Kestrel

Wigeon

Wigeon

Turnstones

Turnstones

Trouser-Press Finch

Trouser-Press Finch

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk. Thanks to Earlyworm Birder for pointing out that this sparrowhawk is actually a hobby.

Reed bunting

Reed bunting

Rat Bird

Rat Bird

Linnet

Linnet

Kettle Hawk

Kettle Hawk

Egg (Debirded)

Egg (Debirded)

Common tern again

Common tern again

Black-headed gulls attacking a lesser black-backed gull. Because they are racists.

Black-headed gulls attacking a lesser black-backed gull. Because, like all birds, they are evil racists.

Black-headed gull chick

Black-headed gull chick

Another common tern

Another common tern

Bar-tailed godwit

Bar-tailed godwit

Yet another common tern proving why they are called "common"

Yet another common tern; showing why they are called “common”

I also got a decent bit of sign spotting done. Sign spotting is brilliant. It’s took me 383 days to get to 129 species in conventional bird seening. With sign spotting I am on 90 species after just 7 days. And I don’t even need to be able to identify the birds myself, because it says their names right next to the pictures.

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

23 May

I was on my patio and I seen a lesser black-backed gull. At first he was all flying like this:

And then he was all not flying like this: