19 February 2011

Merlin at Baglan Bay


This female Merlin was very confiding today when I was out looking  for Black Redstarts over the old BP Baglan site. Before I found her I was thinking things were a little bit on the quiet side, especially for such a nice day! As pretty as she looks, she has a killer instinct and I was also lucky enough to she her launch an attack, a successful one I might add. Didn't see any Black Redstarts!

Video footage of this cracking bird can be found by following the link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kRadiOW52s0

6 comments:

couchypunk said...

what an amazing discovery, i often see a bird of prey flying by Purcell avenue and its landed out my back once but i couldn't make out whether its a sparrowhawk or the merlin, i never know that there were merlins in sandfields let alone somewhere by me hehe.

i am going to post a link to my group i just started and it would be great if you got people to join :) i would be most greatful, also i will be making a forum in the future and to try and get people to be more aware and more interested in the wildlife in neath port talbot :) :)

IF THE LINK DOESNT WORK, GO ON FACEBOOK SEARH AND TYP IN NEATH PORT TALBOT WILDLIFE

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_131453703590057

Mark Hipkin said...

Hi CP thanks for the comments. I haven't got a facebook account because I find it hard enough to keep up with all the blogs! Therefore I wasn't able to view Neath Port Talbot wildlife unfortunately. The area in which you live is great for a wide range of wildlife and is especially under recorded. With the increasing pressure being placed on the land in that location to be developed it is a very worthwhile task raising awareness to help save it.

Barry Stewart said...

Looks like a great sunset shot - now don't spoil the illusion by telling me it's red hoarding!

couchypunk said...

her is the link again t see if it works, if anybody does have a FB account go on search and type in neath port talbot wildlife its easier

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_131453703590057

badger said...

quality images again mark well done keep it up mate, i've got some cracking close up video of osprey feeding out in egypt if your interested send me a text cheers

badger said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1nQIRxvTgo mark click this link