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Friday, 24 February 2017

I couldn't find any Glaucous gulls this morning at C B W R ,but the Long tailed duck and 10 Scaup were by the sails.

Monday, 20 February 2017


A Bittern is present in the reed bed near the entrance to Barry docks.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Who ate all the Pies 16/02/2017

On top of Brains Brewery - Taffs Mead Embankment - full of Clarkies - can a bird get more Caardiff than this?

Friday, 10 February 2017


Waxwing again this morning Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay. The Glaucous Gull has been seen again at Taffs Mead Embankment & an Iceland Gull on East Lake Cosmeston found by Graham. The Red-flanked Bluetail had also been seen again this am in usual spot. Let's hope it performs on the weekend!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

7 Feburuary Black Redstart at Nash Point lighthouse 

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Cosmeston- good numbers of Duck - Tufted Duck 250+, Pochard 29, Gadwall 13.

Cardiff Bay - the 8 Scaup & Long-tailed Duck were just off the Barrage late afternoon. With good weather, the Gull roost was not the best & nothing of note could be picked up.

RF Bluetail

Anyone know who saw the bird at 12 50 reported to Birdguides " along the forest track" - long track !

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Waxwings in Neath

Belated record of 16 waxwings in Cadoxton, Neath in a private garden on Jan 16th.

Thailand Boating Holidays

A trip through the Mangroves to a sand bar to look for Chinese Egret and White-faced Plover.

Some Thailand Waders

Although Spoon-billed Sandpiper was the main target, Pak Thale was teaming with large numbers of other waders. Nordmann's Greenshank, Asian Dowitcher, Far Eastern Curlew, Pacific Golden Plover, Red-necked Stint, Long-toed Stint, Great Knot, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper etc.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thailand again

And when it all gets a little too much - your mates get a photo! PL fast asleep on tour.....again!

Thailand 2017 Jungle

                                            Looking out from Thailand to Burma
The jungle is very impressive. The height of the trees and looking into the canopy makes for              difficult but very rewarding birding
                                              Looking for Great Hornbill - big!

Thailand 2017

                                         Out on the coast looking for various terns & waders
                                 Looking out over the shrimp beds for Spoon-billed Sandpiper
                                                        Lowland forest birding

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Red-flanked Bluetail

After a frustrating 7 hour dip  yesterday, the Bluetail appeared on the bridle path twice at 8.30 and then 08.50, before disappearing into the trees. In pretty much the same area it was seen very briefly yesterday just before the open area. An elusive little bugger!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A bit of a local mega, Red flanked bluetail !!

Report of red flanked bluetail at Wern Ddu, Caerphilly. !

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Now 26 at Barry.


16 Waxwings at Civic offices.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Range Waxwings seen this morning. Only 2 present.

Newport Road Waxerz

11 Waxwing back at the Range berry trees this morning on my way to work.


Now 14 birds at Civic offices.
A very elusive Dartford Warbler at Southerndown.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Waxwings reported again in Barry this morning.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


No sign of any Waxwings late morning at Fairwater Grove but 2 heavily laden trees near Hendre Gdns

159 Wigeon, 22 Golden Ploversat Gileston.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017


A report of waxwings earlier today on Fairwater grove West, Cardiff .

Friday, 6 January 2017

Forest Farm

if any toggers have been trying to get into any of the hides over the last few months and found there wasn't any room then tomorrow will be your lucky day!


Up to 66 Waxwings at The Range Newport rd this morning.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017


Best Photo Bomb of 2016 on a Fox shoot at a Canal near you

Belated news

A male Golden Oriole spent at least 2 days at Llanilid last year!
The bird was photographed and hopefully we can obtain a copy from the finder.
Not the greatest of shots from a bridge camera but confirmed all the same!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Cardiff Bay

The Long-tailed Duck and 7 Scaup were still off the Barrage Sails first thing.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Waxwings : Brecon

Few pics of the birds near Brecon Memorial Hospital from a visit this afternoon, started as five, were nine when I left and later reported on Birdguides as twelve......

Cardiff Bay this morning....

Few pics from a quick visit this morning.....