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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Sluice Farm

Med Gulls on the move tonight. 17 birds all First Summers amongst the Black-headed Gulls over the high tide.

Saturday, 8 June 2019


Twanyblade in a old local quarry Llanharry

Recognise anyone?

Tuesday, 4 June 2019


Long journey to see these today also at this site Tawney Owl Family badger set but none see when rain set in also on Saturday birds nest orchids at Tongwynlais 

Friday, 31 May 2019


200 plus Bee Orchids mowed down along with 3 or 4 pairs of lapwings with chicks 1LRP nest skylarks stonechat linnets blackbird nests  and prob grasshopper warbler and lesserthroat

Friday, 3 May 2019

WTF !!!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Caerphilly Tawny owls, i failed to locate the 3 young. Maybe next time.

Newport wetlands and Redhouse barn hide.

A Male Marsh harrier and singing Lesser whitethroat at Newport wetlands. The Redhouse barn hide produced some decent birds with Glossy ibis, Garganey, 2 Hobbies, a male Marsh harrier and a Cuckoo.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Cardiff wales airport

A friend watched a Golden Oriole feeding on the ground then flew up to trees in th Tredogan road area. This was yesterday morning.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Citrine Wagtail

The Citrine Wagtail was seen at the far end of the Res where very few people were looking until about 6.30 also 2 Otters there.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Citrine Wagtail

A cracking male has been showing well this afternoon at Llwyn-onn Res north of Merthyr. The bird has been feeding along the shoreline just south of the hide at the north end. Probably best viewed from the west side  looking back across.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Cardiff Bay

Another Bonaparte’s Gull this time a 2CY from Ice Rink Car Park 19:30 at least.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Cardiff Bay

Ad Bonaparte’s Gull & Little Gull 2CY this evening from Ice Rink Car Park.

Saturday, 20 April 2019


Here`s a couple of Tiger shots from a recent trip to Ranthambore.

Sunday, 14 April 2019


record shots ouzels and LRP  by Trefil

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Friday, 29 March 2019


Pulled in to Cosmeston to use toilet and a quick sandwich.
A woman started feeding the gulls when a Sum plum Black tailed Godwit flew towards me. For a moment it almost came in but flew back out and went down along the golf course side.
Probably a first for Cossie!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Uplands site

Pair of Merlin at uplands site and Dippers nest building best birds this morning

Monday, 18 March 2019


Male Hen Harrier quartering same place as last time flew back again to heol y cyw  seems to use both sites as previous years  mainly heol y cyw park at Brynteg just outside Heol y cyw walk across road and follow path out
 Heol y cyw

Sunday, 17 March 2019


There was a Ringtail Hen Harrier hunting the fields this morning also it spooked a Grey Partridge.
2 Brent Geese at the outfalls.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Monday, 25 February 2019

Martyn Watkins

Martyn’s funeral will take place at 11am on Friday 8th March in the Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium, followed by a Wake across the road at the Ffynnon Wen.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019


1 Redshank 3 Jack Snipe 30 Lapwing and 18  Teal best birds seen today

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Red-rumped Swallow

Still showing well at Cwm Ivy 8:20.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Sad News

Long standing Cardiff Birder Martyn Watkins has sadly passed away. Martyn’s health had kept him from active birding in recent years but he always took a keen interest in what birds were about locally & nationally. Thoughts with Martyn’s family. I’ll post details of the funeral arrangements once they become known.

Thursday, 7 February 2019


Male and Female Hen Harriers near owl field today before rain came, on the way out a Red kite finished a great birding morning at Llanilid 


Last Week at Ogmore

Wednesday, 6 February 2019


Barn owl sighting on the  junction between  Brynsadler and Llanharry at 19.30.

Monday, 4 February 2019


There was a Barn Owl hunting in fields and close to hedge row 150 mtrs north of Llancadle tonight at 17.20

Thursday, 31 January 2019


Just after Paul Roberts posted his great photo`s of the Ogmore Otter a few weeks ago I decided to give it a go.
Being in the right place at the right time was going to be the answer.
Light was not good but as I stopped and started scanning out it came, albeit in the gloom.
Later I relocated it with a moment of brightness and allowed a handful of shots. This was my lucky day!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

B N Grebe....still same place Cardiff bay.

I'm sure it's tied to string

Cormorant feeding close in. Cardiff bay.

Bearded tits,Cardiff bay.

The pair of Bearded tits at CBWR  showed pretty well late morning by the dipping pond. First feeding (grit ?) then moving to reeds opposite where they were on view for about 20 mins.

Sunday, 6 January 2019