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Friday, 22 July 2016

A well grown Great crested grebe being fed at Cardiff bay yesterday. I'm not sure if they're Eels or Lamprey.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Enjoying the weather and set up the moth trap, I happen to glances up at my neighbours roof and saw 50+  bats flying  out.  Moth trap back in shed ,anybody got a bat detector I could borrow. I don't know if I should inform them about the colony of bats in their roof.

Monday, 18 July 2016


4 Green sands 2 common sands south pools tonight 2 successful family's  of Wheatear have  fledged  this year 4 Family's  of LRP with 3,2,1,1 total of 7 fledged  with another two scrapes squashed  in the car park  twice 1 common sand failed early in the season no sign of any hobbies this year two noctule bats on the way home tonight

Sunday, 17 July 2016


Highlights this morning were 2 Sandwich Terns feeding off the rivermouth.
Must be a good year for Marsh Helleborines and 9 Tufted Duck still on the pool.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016


Wader movement tonight with first 2 Green and 1 Common sands most of the LRP Young have left

Saturday, 9 July 2016


 1 possibly 2 distant Skua sp down channel this morning.

Thursday, 30 June 2016


A common sandpiper was at a private lake nr Llantrisant this morning.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016


A wholly unconfirmed report of turtle dove at Llanishen res per Bird guides.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Iron ore mine llanharry

Not sure about this one common cross ?
Wolf spider with egg sack

Old Iron ore mine Llanharry

25 Bee orchids at the old mine  lots  more common  orchids at this site

kenfig orchids (PLEASE TAKE CARE)

wonderful sight with these M/H just starting to flower


Fen orchids

Fen orchids
While i was there two women walked straight across the spot with six dogs and then walk back again if you go for these you HAVE to take GREAT CARE or go on a guided walk is best

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Broad-billed Sandpiper still this evening from 2nd Hide, although earlier had been seen from Seawall Hide. Also Gypo Goose, Black-wit, Dunlin, Turnstone & Ringed Plover.

Large Blue

Male at rest

Male feeding

large Blue


Large blues

Large Blue


more orchids 2

Wasp orchids
Bee orchids

more wasp

More orchids

butterfly orchids

Out and About in Somerset

Fly Orchids
Bee Orchids

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Report of a White Stork at Bridgend late morning. No details.

Sunday, 5 June 2016


Marsh Frits out at Tonyrefail  plus SPB Frits and a single green hairstreak

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Down west today

Marsh fritts  out today stopped at Llanelli  just to check any late waders with blackwits x30 knot x9  ringed plover X1 lapwings x15 and a male Reeve showing well in the sun
Ruff at Llanelli 

Thursday, 2 June 2016


Savi's warbler  seen briefly 2 cuckoos stopped for a hour after Avon

Fly orchids found by KERI

Avon fly orchids

fly orchid at Avon today first for me found by KERI  after I walked past