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Monday, 11 December 2017


Highlights from a walk out today was a Barn owl Jack Snipe and a Muscovy duck

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Great Northern Diver

The GND was still present at 16:30 on Barry Dock at the opposite end to Asda, but somewhat distant towards the Barry Island side. With Common Scoter last weekend in same spot clearly worth keeping an eye on !

Saturday, 11 November 2017


A Water Pipit was just inside the fence between the 2 flights of steps.
20 Stock Doves in the fields.
85 + Wigeon.
8 P b Brent on the rocks.

Friday, 10 November 2017


A pair of R.T.Harrier and Jack snipe was the highlight from this mornings walk , a owl spec at first light ?

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Cardiff Birders Christmas Curry

This year's venue has been chosen by Seymour: Mowgli's in Crwys Road. Tuesday 19th Dec. 19.00hrs for 19.30 eats. You can bring your own drinks with no corkage charge. All very welcome.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

More Kingfisher and quite windy.

Little Grebe

Unless you see one very close you can`t appreciate how small they are.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Bird on a stick.

Heol y Cyw

1 R T HARRIER  over common

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017


Red Kite over St Athan

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017


Porthcawl first light to 12:15 - Leach’s Petrel 2, Commin Scoter 24, Guilliemot 1, auk sp 10, Pom Skua 1, Arctic Skua 1, Bonxie 2, Skua sp 2, Med Gull, Purple Sandpiper 1.

Lavernock - an hour mid afternoon produced just a single Common Scoter.

Cardiff Bay - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost.

I can't wait for another go at this beaut.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Vis-Mig today included 8 Hawfinches >W, Swallow, House Martin, Siskin, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit [10] & Reed Bunting. The Dogger was there earlier and saw more hirundines & Coal Tits. (Photo - the point looking East.)

American Golden Plover Gann Estuary 11 Oct.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rock Thrush Pwll Du Quarry, Gwent

The bird found earlier in the day was present until dusk when it appeared to roost in a gorse bush in the lower edge of the bracken slope above the quarry. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wigeon on Cors crychydd reen.

Early morning visit to Rhymney est this am.

A few Dunlin and Ringed plovers were on the rocks at the old Black pipe site and single Greenshank and Green sand flew over. Plenty of Chiffies around this morning too with single Sedge warbler. A Wigeon on Cors crychydd reen was unusual.

Saturday, 16 September 2017


High Tide pm – Ruff 5, Spotted Redshank 1, Greenshank 8, Dunlin 25, Ringed Plover 15, Little Stint 2, Curlew Sandpiper 1, Knot 2, Snipe 4. Also Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing, Wheatear.

Thursday, 14 September 2017


Firecrest in with the goldcrest  this morning walk along the track that runs  at the back of the southern pools also plenty of Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers THIS SITE IS NOW UP FOR SALE ANYONE WITH SPARE CASH

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Grey Phalarope at Ogmore Est 12/09/17

The trials of mobile phone scoping for NPR

Little Beauty

Monday, 4 September 2017


No rarer waders but snipe and juv water rail hope the Lesser yellowleg gets pick up again

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Lesser Yellowlegs

Kenfig Pool found by Neil D.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Woodchat Shrike : Frog Moor, Reynoldston, Gower

A few pics from a visit late afternoon Sun 27. August 2017.....

Celtic Deep Pelagic : Sat 26. August 2017

A few pics from a very enjoyable trip last weekend......

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Spiders in the Vale

Found this Larinioides  Cornutus, The furrow Spider yesterday  whilst searching for Wasp Spiders which are expanding much further than first thought.! Just a handful of records.

Gileston early morning

4 Grey Partridge, 2 Yellow Wags over.2 Yellowhammers.
Steady stream of hirindines.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Studio pool A family of 4 Kingfisher,s and a family's of Grey Herons plus Swifts House martins Swallows 1 Green sand ,South pools 1 Green sand Grass and Reed warblers  and a single blackcap Black darter  and a single Clouded yellow  were seen

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Grippers not Dippers!

A rather happy group of Cardiff Birders at Portland on Monday 21st. This was followed by two rather nice moths: Four Spotted & Hummingbird Hawk and finished off with a chip shop supper from the Cod Father.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Straits of Magellan - seabirds

Grey headed Gull
Black-browed Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel

A few from Chile - earlier this year.

Tufted - tit - Tyrant - Torres del Paine

Fire eyed Diucon

Magellanic Horned Owl - Tierra del Fuego