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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

"Somerset birds"

A few pics from a visit to WWT Steart Marshes and RSPB Ham Wall last Sunday......

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Yellow browed warbler this afternoon off Phoenix way, Llanishen at 13.30.

Friday, 14 October 2016


Bairds sandpiper last night

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Yellow-Browed Warbler : KNNR

Few pics of one of two YBWs seen in north dunes scrub in a visit this morning......

Cardiff bay Penarth marina

4 Redshank 2 Turnstone 1 Yellow wag over 1 small wader flew across bay poss Jack snipe ?

Saturday, 8 October 2016


Lavernock - quite birdy this morning with plenty of Goldcrests around the church. The hedgerow adjoining the first field along the coastal path at one point held at least 20 Chiff Chaffs feeding out in the open. Otherwise, birds over included Redpoll, Siskin, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Redwing, Song Thrush and a steady stream of Swallows and House Martins. Also 2 Hawfinches over per PB.

Cosmeston - a few Tufted Ducks on West Lake were joined by 2 Pintail which flew in whilst I was stood there. Otherwise Goldcrests, Chiff Chaff & Blackcap.

Cardiff Bay - Yellow-legged Gull in roost this evening.


2  Yellow browed warblers still, plus jack snipe goldcrest Chiffchaff willow warbler blackcaps

Thursday, 6 October 2016


3 Wheatear and a Jacksnipe present,no sign of any owls yet.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Rose-Coloured Starling : Port Talbot

Few pics of the juvenile Rosy Starling from a second visit today.........


There was a Wryneck in Large Elder clump next to wall about 200 mtrs before the wooden wall sty.
Yesterday there were 2 Whinchats near the river mouth at Aberthaw.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Green Sandpiper back on the Ely.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Spotted Crake : Slimbridge

Few pics of the obliging Spotted Crake from a visit yesterday with "Smudger"..........

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dunraven Wryneck

I was Just about to give up on the Wryneck, started walking back down the path and it just landed in front of me, got to within 6 feet just happily feeding not bothered my me at all, took over 700 hundred shots, had it all to myself what a treat.

Sunday, 18 September 2016


2 Hummingbird hawkmoths feeding on lavender plants this evening in Taffs Well. Not seen one for ages and blow me there were 2!.... tidy like.

Wasp Spiders

A search today in better light revealed 11 females. one with egg sack.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Wryneck at Dunraven

Best from earlier this week.
Real cracker! Wrynecks are difficult enough to see, so getting to photograph one is a real bonus!

Wasp Spiders.

Recently discovered in Glamorgan and recognising the area I eventually had time to check the area for myself.
Managed to locate just 2 females about half a mile from the original sighting.
Other than this area the only other area in Wales is Gwent so quite a rarity!.
Obviously the location will be withheld, it is also on private property.

Gileston - Aberthaw, late afternoon.

5 Wigeon and 3 Pintail at the rivermouth were the highlights.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

"I'm back" : Wryneck at Dunraven

Few pics of the Wryneck from yesterday evening.......

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Cardiff Bay

The 1CY Little Gull was showing well enough mid bay early evening. Watched from Ice Rink side but would have been just as viewable from Barrage.

Monday, 12 September 2016


A Wryneck showed briefly late afternoon, apparently showed well for Paul Roberts earlier.

Llanilid + Nash Point

12 wheatear 4 whinchat 1dartford, first for a long time, spot flys .Nash point was quiet with spot flys and yellow hammer best birds

Sunday, 11 September 2016


Cosmeston - a walk around the paddocks this morning produced a few Chiff Chaffs, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, Redstart, Blackcap and a count of 8 Buzzards in the air together.

Goldcliff - Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Redshank,  Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, Snipe & Curlew Sandpiper.


Other than these it was very quiet this morning.
1 Whinchat near the river mouth and a Sedge Warbler in scrub there. 3 Wheatear 3 Little Egrets, Kingfisher and few Willow and Chiffys.
Yesterday a Hobby was low through the garden at Llancadle.
Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden.

Saturday, 10 September 2016


A nice yomp around for a couple of hours produced plenty of migrants. Chiff Chaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, Reed Warbler & a few Swallows through.

Nash Peregrines.