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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Redstart around the paddock at Cosmeston last week.

Black-necked grebe, Cardiff bay.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Crymlyn Burrows Wader Roost

A few pics from a high tide visit yesterday morning........

Saturday, 15 September 2018


Big female marsh harrier was a first record for this site this morning

Friday, 14 September 2018


1 Wood sand and 2 Greenshanks briefly flushed by dogs.
Via Vale Birders WhatsApp group.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Cardiff Bay

Juv Little, Med & Y L Gulls this evening along with the long staying Arctic Tern.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Cardiff Bay

Juv Little & Med Gulls still this evening along with the 2CY Arctic Tern all off the Barrage Lock Gates.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Cardiff Bay

Both the Little Gull and Arctic Tern roosted on the Barrage Pontoons. Also 4 Med Gulls.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Cardiff Bay

The juv Little Gull was still showing very well flying around and sat on the water just off the Barrage Lock Gates. The Arctic Tern was sat on the railings with the BH Gulls and there were also a few Med Gulls knocking around this evening.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Cardiff Bay

Arctic Tern still this evening along with juv Little & Med Gulls feeding just off the Barrage Lock Gates or sat around on Pontoons.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Llanilid main pool

1 wood sand and 1 juv green sand

Saturday, 28 July 2018


06:30 - 10-15 - Highlight over the high tide was an ad Roseate Tern down channel close inshore. Also strong movement of Manx involving several thousand birds, tailing off around 10ish. Otherwise Common Scoter 1, Whimbrel 1 and a few Fulmars.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

A few more...

Turquoise browed Motmot 

Lesser violetear

Friday, 13 July 2018

Costa Rica, what a country!

Purple throated mountain gem

Purple throated mountain gem

Coppery headed emerald.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Slimbridge today.

Juv Cuckoo being fed next to the Willow hide. Been here for about a week now.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Llanilid southern pools

2 Green sands 1 Greenshank 1 Wood sand flushed

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

Red Kite being mobbed by Jackdaws just east of Llanmaes around 11am today.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Llanwonno lastnight

Cardiff bird club members ventured up to the hills yesterday evening and were rewarded with excellent views of 2m & 1f  nightjars. Those taking part (mssrs Bristow, Hunt, Gilmore.Powell and Addecott) also enjoyed a pint of at the local tavern afterwards whilst MCP entertained the natives.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Royal Tern

Costa Rica. Not Aberthaw

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Costa Rica

Hummers from Monteverde.
 Green crowned Brilliant
 Green Violetear and a Coppery headed Emerald


A hobby and a pair of cuckoo displaying was this mornings highlight

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Costa Rica

At last I finally got myself to this long awaited destination, the Pacific side.
It certainly stood up to it`s reputation!
 Black headed Trogon
 Boat billed Heron
 Spectacled Owl
World`s biggest and much sought after Heron. The Jabiru.


Spotted crake seen briefly and heard Swansea side of  scrape

Thursday, 31 May 2018


1 Quail flushed  from pathway this morning near possible breeding area

Ham wall, superb place.

Where else can you see Water rail family, Hobbies, Great egrets and a bonus flyby Purple heron amongst other goodies ?

Marsh harriers at Ham wall, recently.