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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

F---ing Robin Hood again

Right on top of the black darters and small blues and a sh*t load of other butterflies and a couple of rare Plants and a nesting site for Lrp and probable the only breeding Quail area in Glamorgan 

Mink and Dippers ,Rumney river.

Glaucous Gull - with broken left leg - at Coney Beach this a.m.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Cardiff Bay

13:10 - Bonaparte's Gull on the River Taff 100 yards up stream from Road Bridge viewed from Hamadryad Park.

Hendre Lake

To my surprise there were still at least 8 Little Egrets in the island roost at 9.30am today. They normally disperse soon after dawn.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Forest Ganol from last year.


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015


13 Brent's still, also 38 wigeon there.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

heol y cyw common

1 R.T.Harrier 3 S.E.Owls 1B.Owl 5 Jack Snipe  ( 2 se owls bridgend end all the rest between heol y cyw and pencoed end with 4 jack snipe in one area pencoed end )

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Cardiff Bay

There were adult Yellow-legged and Med Gulls in the roost tonight.

Heliport Bay

Bonaparte's Gull again on rising tide at 1pm.


Nothing special this morning but numbers impressive incuding a nice flock of around 100 Golden Plover.

Heol y cyw common

1red kite and 1 barn owl between 4 and 6pm last night this was at heol hirwarn common sadly no S.E.O seen but as been reported might try again tonight diff  area

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Monday, 9 February 2015

Little Bunting

Still present this morning and showing well. On way home 2 Green Sands at Faendre Reen , St Mellons. LTD not on Lisvane, presumably on LLanishen if still around.

Sunday, 8 February 2015


Still good numbers at FGanol but hard to photo close-up.

Increasingly dependable LB at FF

A slightly different pose!

Forest Farm

Little Bunting still 07:30

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Little Bunting : Forest Farm, Cardiff

Some more boring bunting pics from today's visit........


22 Brent's. Just 3 dark bellied.
Most I've seen here.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Forest Farm

The Bunting showed well until 4.20 at least. About 20 Hawfinches at Forest Ganol.

The Little Bunting,F Farm.

Long awaited County Tick - thanks to MCP / DRWG at least we
 should be able to get into the K'fisher hides tomorrow!!!!!

Little bunting still present this morning.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Forest ganol

At least 7 of these beauties

Little Bunting, Forest Farm c Noon to 13 00 hours

Forest farm

Little Bunting confirmed!

Forest Farm

Possible Little bunting. Update when confirmed.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Cardiff Bay

G n Diver still present.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Ethiopia, in the Field

I think I will stick to my baseball cap ! Our Ethiopian Guide Measho.

MCP & PB at Wondo Genet with our Hungarian guide Attila in the background.

 One of the worst roads we have ever travelled along.

A few more Ehtiopia Photos

This brought back fond memories of the gardens of the Senegambia Hotel, Gambia and a previous Cardiff Bird Club trip.

Salt's Dik Dik, a near endemic to the Horn of Africa.