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Monday, 16 November 2020

Pom skua carving i've just finished.


Saturday, 14 November 2020

St Mary’s Well Bay

Firecrest this pm by the ruined house. Presumably the same bird Graham saw recently.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Cardiff Bay

The Ring-necked Ducks were back in the Bay late afternoon with the main Tufted Duck flock in front of the Ice Rink Car Park. 

Saturday, 31 October 2020


Both Ring-necked Ducks were showing very well on East Lake, Cosmeston this afternoon, although the main Tufted Duck flock appears to be elsewhere, presumably down the Bay. At Lavernock, Crossbill & Swallow.

Tawny owl.

Tawny owl taken at Roath park and the moon from up in the sky.😂

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Ring-necked Ducks

The Cosmeston Ring-necked Duck was joined by a second bird today (thanks Graham), and both birds were showing very well late afternoon in the SW corner of East Lake.

Friday, 23 October 2020


The Ring-necked Duck was still at Cosmeston on West Lake this morning, whilst the male Goldeneye was on East Lake. Plenty of  Thrushes still in West Paddock along with a few late Swallows. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2020


There’s been a 1CY Ring-necked Duck at Cosmeston for the last few days and there was a Yellow-browed Warbler briefly this evening half way along the West Paddock Hedge. Also quite a few Redwing and Fieldfares.

Thursday, 15 October 2020


Tuesday 2 YB WARBLERS Thursday 1 SEO same place as last year

Friday, 9 October 2020


Flyover Cranes between Llanharry and cowbridge

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Pembrokeshire Gann

MAX 6 Greenshank 1 L Stint 8 Redshank 6 Dunlin 3 R.Plover 1 Wheatear St Anne's point Wheatear 6 chough

Wednesday, 2 September 2020


Gann 2 Curlew sands 4 R shanks 9 Dunlin 1 med gull weather turned bad on to saint Ann's head wheatear x3 1 juv yellow wag dale airfield R plover and 1 wader spec gave up after weather got worse

Tuesday, 1 September 2020


West Williamson 2 brown hairstreak 1 term spec Carew mill 1 curlew sand 15 redshank 1 L Egret Angle light house point 2 gannets star bird Osprey over

Saturday, 22 August 2020


 8-11am Storm Petrel 6, Manx Shearwater 21, Gannet, Fulmar & Med Gull.

Friday, 21 August 2020

Lavernock Point

A seawatch this morning produced Arctic Skua 1, Sandwich Tern 1, Commic Tern 2, Common Scoter 1, Gannet 50, Manx Shearwater 70, Med Gull 2, Little Egret 1, Whimbrel 4 & a few Fulmars. 

Sunday, 16 August 2020


A scattering of migrants yesterday and today in West Paddock and Sully Brook included small numbers of Willow Warblers, several Tree Pipits, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, Blackcaps and a few Whitethroats. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Llanilid southern pools

1 Greenshank 2 Green sands 3 Snipe

Tuesday, 4 August 2020


2 Green and 1 Common sandpiper

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Llanilid middle southern pools

Wood and green sands again tonight wood flew off 4 times and came back 4 times

Tuesday, 21 July 2020


                                                                                 A few emperor on the wing today 

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Cardiff Bay

The 10 Cattle Egrets were still at the Wetlands Reserve mid-evening. Out of sight from the boardwalk or if standing in front of St David's Hotel so best viewed from the Barrage Footpath looking back over towards the reserve.   Also on the Barrage a few migrants starting to move back through, including Willow Warbler and Common Sandpiper.

Ogmore river

4 Dunlin   4 Common sands

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Llanilid southern pools

1 Wood 1 common Sandpiper just flushed, water levels really high so surprised to see them

Saturday, 11 July 2020


Essex skipper holly blue x3 and first returned Green Sandpiper

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


Garganey present yesterday no sign today.

Thursday, 23 April 2020


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

Tuesday, 21 April 2020


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


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