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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

R G Wharf today.

2 Black tailed Godwits, 3 Greeshank and a couple of Whimbrel were the best of the waders. 6+ Wheatears also present.

Curlew Sand overload

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ogmore River

Monday at Ogmore

Ogmore curlew sand

Curlew Sand Feeding

Monday, 22 August 2016

Ignore update

Now 20 Blackwits, 2 Little Stints, 8 common Sands,  Greenshank, Green Sand.


Juv Curlew Sand, 1 Little Stint, 9 Blackwits and a Common Sand.
Per Alun Hughes.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Juv Curlew Sand at Aberthaw


Lots of waders about this morning.
Curlew Sand was the highlight along with about 30 Ringed Plovers, 10 Dunlin, 4 Sanderlings, 4 Common Sands and 5 Wheatears.

Porthcawl 6.30 to 830

3 storm petrels feeding close in first thing ,with a whimbrel on the rocks  shag flyby, shearwater spec (possibly sooty to far )

Saturday, 20 August 2016


A prolonged look this morning with quite a few other people produced a steady trickle of  birds. The highlight was Balearic Shearwater. Other species recorded included Manx Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Gannet, Fulmar, Common Scoter, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern & Commic Tern, Kittiwake and Shag.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Little grebes- Cors crychydd reen.

Llwyn-on res.

Plenty of Hirundines feeding around the dam,otherwise a pair of Com sands of note.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Cardiff Bay

Large numbers of roosting Black-headed Gulls continued again this evening after a count of 1250+ last night. 1st summer Med Gull for second evening in the row and small numbers of Swifts still knocking around.

Kenfig beach today

Juv little Stint was the highlight in amongst 200+sanderling and keeping company with 2 Dunlin also 200+ ringed plovers missed the ruff at ogmore
Slow worm on the beach?


Glossy Ibis spoonbill spotted sand out on the estuary from millennium path greenshank blackwits knot (summer plumage) redshank B.S.HIDE   Elephant hawk moth caterpillar
Summer plumage knots 


Very quiet bird wise with water levels high and little muddy areas left
1 Green sand only
Elephant hawk moth caterpillar 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

RGW. This morning.

A walk from Sluice farm to Cors crychydd reen was very quiet,no waders of note at the mo and very few Raptors too.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


17:30 - 20:00. - Despite the wind pretty quiet. The best I and later on MM could muster was Storm Petrel 1, Gannet 1, Fulmar 1, Kittiwake 1 & Yellow-legged Gull juv.

Sunday, 31 July 2016


High Tide this evening - a reasonable sized Dunlin flock with 2 Knot and a few Turnstone. Also Lapwing, Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Ringed Plover, Stock Dove & Yellow Wagtail.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


Somewhat warmer than Ladakh, Jamaica last June.

Trip Report

 A chill out session at the beach restaurant at Frenchmann's Cove.

Typical Caribbean weather at the local sewage works!

The famous Ecclesdown Road, home to a number of good birds, including the world's second smallest bird, Vervain Hummingbird.

Ladakh, India.

A few birds from Ladakh.
White winged Redstart.
Along the Indus valley near Leh they were very common. Sometimes 50+ in one bush! Though never allowed a close approach.

Robin Accentor.
Mostly seen high up in Hemis National Park where they were seen daily.

Himalayan Snowcock usually heard before being seen. Call similar to Great northern Diver.

Fire fronted Serin. seen daily in Hemis.

Frog Orchids

3 of nine plants found recently.
Sorry no details will be given.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Few children from the local village of Rumbak.

We climbed to a high ridge where the camp staff brought lunch no matter where we were.
This lunch happened to be a cornish pasty.a local delicasy!
The weather at about 4500 mtrs simply tropical.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

India - Snow Leopard and Tiger 2016

Finally got around to finishing off our trip report and yes it was bloody cold!

Trip Report.  Click on trip report.

 Road up to Hemis National Park.

Steve enjoying slightly better weather.

Our home for over a week.

good deed for the day

climbing down the wall towards a cat got there in time and put back safe and sound

Monday, 25 July 2016


South pools 3 redshank studio pool 1 coomon sand 6 lapwing 1 small wader half the size common sand flew off with lapwing
Winter green

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Starting to pick up at last.
4 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3cy and juv Med Gulls.