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Saturday, 21 April 2018

The local grapevine

What happened???

Friday, 20 April 2018


Big fall of migratory birds today B.T.Godwit several Lesser Whitethroats best birds 3 Male pied flycatcher in one single area if anyone going for pied flys go to the large gorse area you will need the field behind this in the far corner you will find a path through the gorse look for stones on the floor they were fly catching here look for the tall trees good luck

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Llanilid southern side

Blackcaps Bullfinch Whitethroats Chiffchaff Willow warbler 1 Sedge  Linnets Redpoll 1 gropper heard

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Forest farm today.

Pretty quiet today.No sign of any K-fishers.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Love is in the air.....

Saturday, 14 April 2018


Baby leverets whimbrei grey plover and 9 L.r.p new in today

Friday, 13 April 2018


Redstart and swallows new in with plenty of W Warblers and Chiffchaff but not the warbler I was after, I have not give up yet will try again later after searching till late last night

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


I observed a warbler in the gorse/willow scrub at Llanilid, in my opinion it was a Raddes warbler. Going back tomorrow to see if I can see it again.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Snowy owl dip at St Davids head yesterday.

A couple of Little owls kept us entertained while we waited for the prize bird to show.Other birds of note were R t diver, Hen harrier, Chough, and good numbers of hirundines arriving in off the sea.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

OW !!!!!

Forest ganol this morning.

7 Hawfinch and a couple of Brambling were the highlights with the ringers this morning.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Found a dead Jack Snipe at Llanilid.  This is the sixth one I have found since the cold snap. Always nice to see SOUTH WALES POLICE TRAINING THEIR DOGS  IN THE MIDDLE OF BREEDING LAPWINGS, Did tell them again so will see if they come back, on a positive note four live jack snipe and red kite

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Slightly out of area at Aust.Yesterday.

2 Short eared owls made a few appearances in the afternoon but the Barn owl didn't appear until 7.00.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Snowy owl

Report of a Snowy owl at Twmbarlwm in Gwent!!!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018


Large numbers of Thrushes in the snow this afternoon in West Paddock including 100+ Fieldfare. On East Lake 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Duck included the male Scaup and several Shoveler. Also Sand Martin and Chiff Chaff.

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Friday, 16 March 2018

Forest Ganol

A quick few minutes between work calls this afternoon produced 2 Hawfinches (both m.) and at least 30 bramblings. Fortunately neither of the Hawfinches were adorning jewellery, as rumour has it that mist nets were evident earlier. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


The Willow tits are attracting a regular stream of admirers at the moment. Not many reliable sites left now.The Crossbills are a nice bonus too.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Barry Docks

still 2 Great n Divers.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

About 40 mixed Thrushes spent the day in my garden today.

They were also joined by 3 Blackbirds, 2 Song thrushes, single Mistle thrush and a pair of Blackcap.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Lamby lake yesterday.

Both leucistic Herring gull and Black headed gull present.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Leucistic gulls on Lamby lake.

The leucistic Black headed gull on Lamby lake yesterday was replaced by this leucistic Herring gull today.

Saturday, 24 February 2018


This afternoon at Cosmeston there were ad & 3CY Yellow-legged Gulls on East Lake. Also Peregrine over West Paddock. At Cardiff Bay there was a nice 2CY Caspian Gull in the roost, viewable from Prospect Place towards Ice Rink side of Bay.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Drake Scaup. Lamby lake this a.m.

I think this is my 1st record at this site. The Glaucous gull was seen briefly this morning at grid ref ST246790.

Llantrisant Forest

A male anad female Goshawk showed for 5 minutes this morning, they were chased off by buzzards and not seen again

Monday, 19 February 2018

Barry Docks

2 G N Divers together on East dock this morning.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Llantrisant Forest

12 Crossbill 1Woodcock  5 Siskin A Red kite over were the highlight of a long walk today

Monday, 12 February 2018

Iceland Gull

A few screen grabs from some IPhone Video of the 2W Iceland Gull that has been seen at Cosmeston  a few times in the last week. The bird which is presumably the Heliport bird that Graham found a little while ago, has been dropping in to bathe for 15-20 minutes before flying off, so somewhat difficult to catch up with.

Central Thailand January 2017 Trip Report

Better late than never 😉 Trip Report

Lanzarote & Fuerteventura November 2017

A copy of our Trip Report can be found here
Houbara Bustard pic by Judd.

Barry Docks

Still 2 G n Divers west dock.
Yesterday the Firecrest was still at Sofia Gardens.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Flemingston Moor

Didn`t expect to see a Hooded Crow this morning. Bird flew north.
Also a Red Kite there and 400 Lapwings with a few Goldies.
The G N Diver still on East Dock.
Sofia Gdns, the Firecrest also still.

North East of Cardiff earlier this week.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


A Barn Owl hunting alongside the road late afternoon approaching Llancadle  was the first for a few years.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Barry Docks

The GN Divers were present today.
1 on East and 1 on West Docks.
And 1 flew in circled 4 times and flew out to sea, it had left as far as I know.
On return short while later ther were 2 on west dock together and the other bird still Eas Dock.
So there are 3 G N Divers about. It must have flown back in!
I watched the bird on East Dock and on return to west dock could only find 1 there.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018


Woodcock was taken prey by a sparrow hawk y.morning