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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?

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Wales

13 Apr

So I popped to South Stack on Friday. I seen a bunch of stuff.

Chough.

Chough.

Wheatear. Male. Superior.

Wheatear. Male. Superior.

Wheatear. Female. Blurry and substandard.

Wheatear. Female. Blurry and substandard.

Some sort of plant.

Some sort of plant.

Nest, such as one might incorrectly expect a bird to be on.

Nest, such as one might incorrectly expect a bird to be on.

Meadow pipit.

Meadow pipit.

Kittiwake. I think. Stuff it, I pretty much invented birds. If I say it is a kittiwake it must be a kittiwake.

Kittiwake. I think. Stuff it, I pretty much invented birds. If I say it is a kittiwake it must be a kittiwake.

Guillemots. Ensuring that all the guilles are roadworthy.

Guillemots. Ensuring that all the guilles are roadworthy.

Then on Saturday I gone back to South Stack and seen other stuffs.

More chough.

More chough.

Razorbills. Gillette Sensor excel for men blades; £9.99 at Asda.

Razorbills. E.g. Gillette Sensor Excel For Men blades; £9.99 at Asda.

Fulmar (left). Halfemptymar (not existing).

Fulmar (left). Halfemptymar (not existing).

Then I done a gone to Beaumaris Castle and seen stuffs some more.

Starling. Staring.

Starling. Staring.

Baby feral pigeons.

Baby feral pigeons.

Then because I hadn’t seen no puffins yet I tried to get to seen Puffin Island but I couldn’t get much further than Penmon because there was this weird man who was all Welsh in a shed charging people £2.50 to go up his road. But I did seen these:

Greylag goose. Being awful.

Greylag goose. Being awful.

Pale-bellied brent geese, fleeing Puffin Island because their disguises washed off and the puffins all jeered at them.

Pale-bellied brent geese, fleeing Puffin Island because their disguises washed off and the puffins all jeered at them.

So on Sunday which is also still today I went to Caernarfon Castle and also again seen a things.

Rock pipit once.

Rock pipit once.

Rock pipit twice.

Rock pipit twice.

Listless pigeon.

Listless pigeon.

And then before I gone to a my home I done Sandwell Valley.

Squirrel being too mammalian to be of interest.

Squirrel being too mammalian to be of interest.

Song thrush neither singing nor thrushing.

Song thrush neither singing nor thrushing.

Bullfinch proving that it exists by existing.

Bullfinch proving that it exists by existing.

I like to think of bird films. Like “Close Encounters of the Bird Kind”.