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Friday, 20 January 2017

Scaup Cardiff bay. 8 present along with the L T Duck.


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Waxwings

Now 26 at Barry.

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.

Waxwings

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

Sightings

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

Report

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!

Hurrah!!!




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


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

PHOTOBOMB of 2016

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.....





Sunday, 1 January 2017

Cardiff Bay

The juv Glaucous Gull found yesterday by Graham appeared in the roost in front of St David's Hotel just before dark. Much closer to the boardwalk tonight than the ice rink side.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Llanilid

Highlight of a walk today was a Chiffchaff species and a hen harrier followed by Jack snipe plenty of owl pellets but no owls seen, hen harrier flew towards Heol y cyw  common

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

River Taff at Bute park.


Bute Park

There was a Yellow-browed Warbler calling from the river bank opposite the Cricket Ground at c4pm.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Great Northern Diver : Aberavon

Few pics of a Great Northern Diver I found in a visit today......











Gileston

4 Red t Divers and a few Auks past.
8 Pale b Brents and 124 Wigeon.
2 poss 3 Black Redstarts
6 Little Egrets.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Bittern today at Forest Farm, Cardiff, from 2 nd hide.




2016 Curry

Cardiff Birders annual curry. NA, PB, SPH, JPH, MM, MCP, RGS & DRWG. A jolly nice evening!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Tuesday evening

The plan is, if you have'nt already heard, is 7 o'clock in The Plough, Merthyr rd, Whitchurch, then 7.30 in the India gate, Merthyr rd. If you have not already advised Mike Powell if you intend to join us, would you please do so asap.

Desert Wheatear : Thurlestone, Devon

Few pics of the Desert Wheatear which has been around the west beach at Thurlestone for a couple of weeks, called in on the way home (as you do) from a weekend away in Plymouth for Teresa's birthday........







Llancadle ( River Thaw)

Short eared Owl was seen hunting recently.

Gileston

14 Brents at the river mouth, Black Redstart and Water Pipit still.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Black Redstart : Penarth Marina

A stunning male bird from a visit last Sunday......






 Just a shame it was reluctant to come down from the rooftops.

Long-tailed Duck : Cardiff Bay

Few pics of the Long-tailed Duck favouring the area near the 'sails' from a visit last Sunday......







Sunday, 4 December 2016

Gileston

Black Redstart in the garden of the beach house.
140 Wigeon. 13 Brents 2 being d bellied.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Masked White Wagtail

Took this one in Leh in Northern India (bit further than Haverford West!


As you can see, it`s not a hybrid!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ogmore this morning.

I couldn't find any Purple sands at their regular haunt this morning,instead i was entertained by 2 or 3 Porpoises and 3 Sanderling.