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Friday, 28 August 2015

Juv. fem. Marsh Harrier, Kenfig NNR.

Little and Large,Kenfig pool.


This juv Marsh Harrier at Kenfig is a bird which was wing tagged in Norfolk.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


1 adult wood 3 green sands 1 greenshank this adult wood makes four for the year the other birds were all juv the water level was high tonight with little shore line left if anybody is going over the  South middle pool is best at moment the birds all hide in vegetation at the far end and can be very hard to spot, hopefully the water will drop before long in this pool. I have opened the water gate on the main scrape but it's filling faster than it can empty.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

South pools Llanilid

1 Wood 3 Green sands 1 Greenshank  one small wader turned out to be a juv Dunlin all on middle pond south pools

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Hornet mimic sp?. Lamby lake this afternoon

An id would be appreciated. (Volucella Zonaria?)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

WW trust Llanelli and llanilid

250 plus B.T. Godwits 10 greenshank 50 plus Redshank small numbers of Dunlin Spotted Redshank in with redshank  with lots of Lapwing  a few l.Egret a small wader briefly which I thought was a little stint but not sure about this wader ? Never seen again. Llanilid main scrape first, just the one Dunlin  walked to south pools 4 green sands no greenshank back to main scrape after 1 hour wait the two wood sands walked out of the scrub tried for photo but flew off could not get near them always seem to favour the area near the outlet


2 Wood Sands, Green Sand and a Greenshank.
Ade Meredith.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Main scrape Llanilid

Wood sand  was hard to pin down to begin with but showed well later on in the corner of the main scrape later on from the South pools green sand and greenshank no phone access just after I found wood sand

Maurice's Books

A formal presentation of all Maurice's books was done at the Kenfig NNR reserve centre last Saturday evening. I'm sure that Maurice would have wanted his library to go to a good cause and keep being used by all amateur naturalists housed at East Glamorgan's foremost nature reserve. Hadyn Jones is seen here presenting Maurice's library to Dave Carrington the warden, ably supported by Phil Bristow, Mark Evans & Mike Powell.

Sunday, 16 August 2015


Cosmeston - a stroll around this PM amongst the hoardes produced Kingfisher, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Chiff Chaff & Willow Warbler.

Goldcliff - hundreds of Dunlin & Ringed Plover this evening. The Wood Sandpiper  was still showing on the second lagoon from the newish viewing platform. Also a few Whimbrel,  Greenshank & Black-t Godwits. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Owls in the Vale.

Tuesday 12/8/2015 Its Owl time again.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

rhoose point

A reliable sighting from a friend.
A Bee eater was seen well on the crest of a roof at Brynhill y gloin early this morning.
I'm out of the country at the moment and just picked this up.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Few more feeding from the ogmore last week

R C Starling

well done Alun Hughes for finding the Starling.
Just 2 days before we were talking about the 1984 bird I found in Pembs.

Wood sandpiper feeding

Out you come

Saturday, 1 August 2015


On the high tide this evening - Bar-tailed Godwit 1, Knot 1, Ruff 1, Greenshank 6, Dunlin 76, Ringed Plover 38, LRP, Whinbrel 4, Curlew 150. A nice juv Redstart in bushes behind 2nd hide and a few Yellow Wagtails calling on the marsh. 


A few waders down in the rain tonight with a total of 5 green sands all on the fenced pools behind studio 1 small wader prob Dunlin came in when I was leaving soaked through

Thursday, 30 July 2015