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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

North East India Trip Report

Finally got around to uploading a link for our 2018 trip to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, including Eaglenest, Kaziranga and the Mishmi Hills. Definitely one of the best trips we have done. At the moment dreams of foreign birding trips are just that, dreams 😒, so let's hope the current travel restrictions start to ease over the next few months so we can start planning again.......
 






Thursday, 21 May 2020

Aberthaw

Garganey present yesterday no sign today.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Merlin.

Looks like my garden list just went up by one. Also 2 Swifts hanging around.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Llancadle

Cuckoo calling over the weekend.
4 Barwits Aberthaw.
2 people described a probable Glossy Ibis  between Llancadle and Penmark recently.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Llanilid local walk

Marsh Harrier spent a few hours hunting this site with 9 C Sands & Greenshank
local wood great showing of bluebells 
Near city village 

Saturday, 11 April 2020

local walk Llanilid

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A few grass snake about new migrants in redstart green sands 

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Flemingston

12 Little Egrets
The now regular Red Kite still present
Barn Owl recently at Llanbethery.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Bulgaria & Romania February 2020

Not long back from a very successful trip to Bulgaria and Romania earlier in the month. Link to trip report here

Highlights included Red-breasted Goose, Great Bustard, Dalmatian Pelican, White Pelican, White-headed Duck, Long-legged Buzzard, Sombre Tit, Greater Flamingo, Grey-headed, Syrian & Middle-spotted Woodpeckers, Eurasian Eagle & Long-eared Owls and Great Black-headed, Caspian & Slender-billed Gulls.





Saturday, 25 January 2020

Firecrest at Bute Park.

Managed one half decent shot in poor light.

Great northern Diver at Mywndy



Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Brynsadler Pontyclun

A Barn owl at 18.30 at a traditional site Brynsadler Pontyclun last night

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Llanilid


A few Jack Snipe this morning 

Monday, 23 December 2019

Fuerteventura Mini Trips







A few pictures from our trips to Fuerteventura this year, Dwarf Bittern & CCC (Judd), Fuerteventura Stonechat (Phil). Decent flight prices with EasyJet from Bristol and the Dwarf Bittern seems to be performing well at the moment, but how long that will last, who knows!

Trip Reports March 2019 and December 2019

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Llancadle

A Barn Owl has been seen on several occasions recently.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Aberthaw

An Otter with fish on the pool late afternoon.
Black Redstart still near the point.
There were 19 Brent geese Friday. Only 1 being dark bellied.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Gileston

18 Brent Geese near the rivermouth. All appeared to be pale bellied.
1Black redstart still at the point.
8 little Egrets at the Thaw fields.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Llanilid

1 SEO 1 Woodcock 2jack snipe

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Llanilid near owl field

2 SEO quartering from 8.30 to 9.30 to the right of owl field and a distance probable LEO early this morning

Monday, 2 December 2019

Fairwater

A Ring Ouzel was seen at the rear of fairwater leisure centre by the rugby pitch this morning.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Gileston

2 Black Redstarts along wall

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Gileston

Female type Black Redstart opposite first flight of steps on wall yesterday.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Knap Snow Bunting




Cold Knap, Barry

The Snow Bunting was still present this afternoon at 4:20 by the mini roundabout at the entrance to the beach car park, at one point feeding in the road.

Aberthaw

6 Pale bellied Brent’s
140 Wigeon
2 Kingfishers along the beach
2 Peregrines.
Snow Bunting still at the Knap yesterday .
Red backed Shrike still yesterday  which you wouldn’t know if your not on WhatsApp groups.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Sightings

Firecrest was again along the road just down from the Caravan Park at St Mary’s Well Bay. Lots of Redwings, Fieldfares & Song Thrushes in the West Paddock Cosmeston. Yellow-legged Gull in the roost at Cardiff Bay along with a Scaup.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Rhoose Pt.

There was a Short eared Owl this morning.

Llanilid

short eared and barn owls, possible long eared before darkness and rain plus several woodcock

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Cosmeston

2 Hobbies giving superb views hunting over the West Lake Conservation Area, occasionally sitting up in trees. One bird doing the same thing yesterday. Redstart in the West Paddock hedge along with a few Blackcaps. Tufted Duck numbers increasing also Pochard on West Lake.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Sightings

2 Cuckoos over Llancadle.
Cetti’s warbler still Aberthaw.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Llanilid

Birds seen this week Nightjar first record for me at Llanilid,one was heard at the beginning of the year churring,several whinchat on site two scaup southern pools 1 green sand teal L.whitethroat two wheatear 1 grasssnake

Monday, 9 September 2019

Kingfisher

Spent a morning with this beauty on the weekend. First session this year.