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Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Seems the Cattle Egret has moved to Dunraven but 1 probably 2 Water Pipits along the sea wall with the Pipit flock.

Friday, 2 November 2018


A Water Pipit with Rock Pipits on the salt marsh.
50 Wigeon st the rivermouth.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Green sandpiper @ Forrest farm.

Apparently a new site record. It landed on the ice and flew off within seconds.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Red-necked Grebe

Kingfisher and Little Grebe

I`ve been spending many hours waiting for this female to come in...she`s far from regular.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Red-necked Grebe

The 1CY Red-necked Grebe gave some great close range views this afternoon at the north end of Roath Park Lake & still present at dusk. If it hangs around it will surely prove to be a very popular bird!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


About 3pm  I watched a medium sized wader with exceptionally long bill fly in from the east and land on the edge of the beach, I watched it land but unfortunately I couldn’t find it with a scope, it must have flown from that area. With the tide falling and with all the dog walkers in the area it became impossible!
I’m confident that it was a Dowitcher sp
Worth Checking the  tide tomorrow!
Also a Hobby hunting the tip.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Grey Partridges

You don`t see these very often in Glamorgan anymore!
Still a few coveys in the Vale.

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