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Friday, 15 June 2018

Red Kite being mobbed by Jackdaws just east of Llanmaes around 11am today.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Llanwonno lastnight

Cardiff bird club members ventured up to the hills yesterday evening and were rewarded with excellent views of 2m & 1f  nightjars. Those taking part (mssrs Bristow, Hunt, Gilmore.Powell and Addecott) also enjoyed a pint of at the local tavern afterwards whilst MCP entertained the natives.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Royal Tern

Costa Rica. Not Aberthaw

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Costa Rica

Hummers from Monteverde.
 Green crowned Brilliant
 Green Violetear and a Coppery headed Emerald


A hobby and a pair of cuckoo displaying was this mornings highlight

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Costa Rica

At last I finally got myself to this long awaited destination, the Pacific side.
It certainly stood up to it`s reputation!
 Black headed Trogon
 Boat billed Heron
 Spectacled Owl
World`s biggest and much sought after Heron. The Jabiru.


Spotted crake seen briefly and heard Swansea side of  scrape

Thursday, 31 May 2018


1 Quail flushed  from pathway this morning near possible breeding area

Ham wall, superb place.

Where else can you see Water rail family, Hobbies, Great egrets and a bonus flyby Purple heron amongst other goodies ?

Marsh harriers at Ham wall, recently.

Monday, 28 May 2018


Hobby and cuckoo were the pick of the birds this morning

Sunday, 27 May 2018


First visit of the season gave a nice selection of waders over the evening tide. Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Turnstone, Greenshank. Knot, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel plus the usual breeders. A nose from Goldcliff Point in mill pond conditions produced 6 Black Terns and a Little Tern going up Channel.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Proud mum...or dad.

Caerphilly Tawny owl family.

At last after 4 years a pair of Tawny owls moved in to a nest box i made. They've only produced a single chick though.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Little Egret 3 Common Sands 1 Green Sand 3 Wheatear Jack snipe yesterday nothing today after rain

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Pembrokeshire Green heron.

A huge thank you must go to the hosts Simon Hart MP and his wife who were very generous allowing so many people in as well as providing Tea and coffee.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Cuckoo calling this morning l

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The local grapevine

What happened???

Friday, 20 April 2018


Big fall of migratory birds today B.T.Godwit several Lesser Whitethroats best birds 3 Male pied flycatcher in one single area if anyone going for pied flys go to the large gorse area you will need the field behind this in the far corner you will find a path through the gorse look for stones on the floor they were fly catching here look for the tall trees good luck

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Llanilid southern side

Blackcaps Bullfinch Whitethroats Chiffchaff Willow warbler 1 Sedge  Linnets Redpoll 1 gropper heard

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Forest farm today.

Pretty quiet today.No sign of any K-fishers.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Love is in the air.....

Saturday, 14 April 2018


Baby leverets whimbrei grey plover and 9 L.r.p new in today

Friday, 13 April 2018


Redstart and swallows new in with plenty of W Warblers and Chiffchaff but not the warbler I was after, I have not give up yet will try again later after searching till late last night

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


I observed a warbler in the gorse/willow scrub at Llanilid, in my opinion it was a Raddes warbler. Going back tomorrow to see if I can see it again.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Snowy owl dip at St Davids head yesterday.

A couple of Little owls kept us entertained while we waited for the prize bird to show.Other birds of note were R t diver, Hen harrier, Chough, and good numbers of hirundines arriving in off the sea.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

OW !!!!!

Forest ganol this morning.

7 Hawfinch and a couple of Brambling were the highlights with the ringers this morning.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Found a dead Jack Snipe at Llanilid.  This is the sixth one I have found since the cold snap. Always nice to see SOUTH WALES POLICE TRAINING THEIR DOGS  IN THE MIDDLE OF BREEDING LAPWINGS, Did tell them again so will see if they come back, on a positive note four live jack snipe and red kite

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Slightly out of area at Aust.Yesterday.

2 Short eared owls made a few appearances in the afternoon but the Barn owl didn't appear until 7.00.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Snowy owl

Report of a Snowy owl at Twmbarlwm in Gwent!!!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018


Large numbers of Thrushes in the snow this afternoon in West Paddock including 100+ Fieldfare. On East Lake 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Duck included the male Scaup and several Shoveler. Also Sand Martin and Chiff Chaff.

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Friday, 16 March 2018

Forest Ganol

A quick few minutes between work calls this afternoon produced 2 Hawfinches (both m.) and at least 30 bramblings. Fortunately neither of the Hawfinches were adorning jewellery, as rumour has it that mist nets were evident earlier. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


The Willow tits are attracting a regular stream of admirers at the moment. Not many reliable sites left now.The Crossbills are a nice bonus too.