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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Watermill, Ogmore

The Squacco Heron was still showing well this evening until at least 20:30 when I left, despite the best efforts of the local drunks from the Cider Festival wandering around the field.
Squacco heron at the water mill this morning ,great to finally catch up with one in Glamorgan
Water mill

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Red Kite high over Barry lunchtime.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

South Wales

1 Hobby hawking newly hatched dragonfly let's hope it's one of a pair

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Llanilid

Drake Garganey south pools this morning with common sand studio pool common redshank 2 cuckoos

Penarth Golf Club

7 Red Kites over.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Llanilid south pools

spotted and common redshank flew from south pools to studio pool no time to check this pool off to work

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Llanilid

2 Whimbrel it's been a long time since I have seen them here, 1 curlew 1 blackwit in summer plumage a pair of common sands hopefully will stay, lapwings doing good this year garden warblers just about everywhere 6 buzzard up in the thermals 1 yellow wag seen by another birder

Aberthaw

Very quiet this morning.
A Spotted Fly around the lime Kiln and 2 Grey Partridge on the bank. 2 Wheatear 6 Whimbrel.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Castell Coch

Pair of Wood Warblers plus Spotted Flycatcher to the back & right of Castell Coch this afternoon/evening. PB & MCP.

Sker rocks

Plover there last night ,bit of a mixed bag this bird more of a A.G.plover than E G plover shame nice bird to see also on the rocks purple sands shed load of whimbrel Dunlin  Sanderling


Sunday, 1 May 2016

In 2014 the BBC sent a film crew to Ladakh and Hemis to film Snow Leopards. They were again filming when we were there. Should be on in December.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/hunt-for-the-grey-ghost/index.html




Around 30 or so swifts over Taffs Well this afternoon.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Kenfig

Sedge grasshopper Cetti's warblers blackcaps reed warblers white and pied wags 4 common sands 1 small wader  flying away? 1 curlew

Friday, 29 April 2016

LLANILID

Grasshopper warbler was reeling at dusk with lesser and common whitethroats just common sands on pools no other waders through yet

Friday, 22 April 2016

Broad-billed Sandpiper

First hide Goldcliff now per MCP.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Goldcliff Avocets.

Lets hope some of the chicks survive this year.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

2ND YR MALE MARSH HARRIER,NEWPORT WETLANDS.


Llanilid

Good number of Lapwings up to 8 Common sands, Male Merlin, Red Kite, Wheatear last night

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cardiff Bay

Lesser Scaup still on reserve. Summer plumaged Bonaparte's Gull from Ice Rink car park this evening.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Wales

30 pairs great crested newts 2 owls plus lots of moths about

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Llanilid

A quiet walk tonight with white wags and the first Greenland type wheatears looking very smart quiet on pools with no wader movement

Monday, 11 April 2016

Check this out!

http://www.thenaturalistsnotebook.com/our-blog/migrating-bird-fallout-on-machias-seal-island

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

South Wales

definitely 12 maybe 15 l.r.p 1 summer plumage Spotted Redshank for a few minutes flew towards ogmore 18 lawing

Our glorious heritage coast,taken this morning.


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Kenfig and Llanilid

Peregrine Buzzard Sparrow hawk quiet at salt marsh on the beach Sanderling ringed and golden plovers Chiffchaff willow warblers wheatear quick stop at Llanilid L.r.p and redshank lapwing

Saturday, 2 April 2016

GBC

I see there's another lost Gyr about!!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Forest farm.

Now that's what i call a wing.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Few more from Hemis High Altitude National Park.

Royle`s Pika. Only 2 were seen at the same location.

Blue Sheep or Bharal. Main diet of Snow Leopard.

Rather large foot prints of Wolf, failed to see despite thorough searching.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Llanelli wetlands / Llanilid / Iron ore mine Llanharry

Llanelli good numbers of blacktail godwits greenshank redshank chiffchaff llanilid LRP in red kite over !Dusk visit to iron ore mine pond Llanharry lots of great crested newts with all 3 spec seen bats over pond probably daubenton ?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

RGW

A Red Kite was a site first for me also my first Wheatear here this year. Still a couple of Shorties about too.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Few from our recent trip to India.

 Shikra


 Spotted Owlet


Cosmeston

The Lesser Scaup was still showing very well on East Lake yesterday afternoon. The 2 Firecrests were also performing well along the central footpath just north of the bridge.