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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cardiff Bay

Little Gull and a few Med Gulls this evening.

Hendre Lake

A Tree Pipit this morning which appeared to have just arrived and showed well though did not call. A pair of Shelducks have been hanging around here probably seeking a suitable breeding site.

Cuckoo Watch


With spring well under way, interesting to see where some of the tracked Cuckoos are.


Report of at least 5 Garganey (4m & 1F) at Portobello Island.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Llantrsaint Common

Llantrisant common Grasshopper warbler late evening

Lamby lake.

3 Herons were constantly chasing each other around in the hour i spent there,not many migrants yet though!

Back yard birding

I Found them Mitch

Monday, 14 April 2014

Early morning walk Llanilid

New record for this site Pink footed goose 6.45 now on its way to vale area new arrivals of Common sands x3

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Wheatear swallow lapwing and good numbers of large red damselflies ,but the highlight was again the pair of Hen harriers doing a food pass high up ,then moving off over towards Heol y cyw..


At about 10.00 am today a Common Crane ( assumed to be one of the released birds) was seen spiralling up on a thermal until lost from sight. It had also been seen a little earlier flying over Magor. A Little Ringed Plover was also present along with a Greenshank and 6 White Wagtails.

At Uskmouth at least 20 Cettis heard singing, a Lesser Whitethroat and lots of people.

Wren in full song.

Tawny family.

    Looks like one of the adults has had a dunking!

Saturday, 12 April 2014


Sluice Farm - evening tide - Whimbrel 4, Bar-tailed Godwit 5, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Lapwing, a few small groups of Teal, Pintail.

Lamby Lake -plenty of Swallows low over the water in the wind & a couple of Sand Martins.

Hendre lake

2 Singing Whitethroats and 1 Lesser Whitethoat this morning.
Porthcawl- red t diver d/c. 1 swallow.
Kenfig-LSR whitethroat. Willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Sluice Farm

Common Redstart this morning in bushes by   sea wall. Also 2 Swallows flying around concrete building.

Nice Owl shots by the way.

.........and more!

Cefn mably Tawnys

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Pink foot present this morning.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hendre lake

First Swallow went through this morning, also a Wheatear which is unusual here. 4 Moorhens involved in a lenghthy punch-up.

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Male and Female Hen Harrier hunting together then moved off when disturbed by dog walker,s a Little Egret which is rare on this site at least 3 pairs of wader good number of warblers a pair of Hen Harrier earlier  at Heol y cyw  might be the same ones at Llanilid

Cardiff bay

The little gull was still present at 15:00 feeding near the yellow bouys,also 100+ sand martins and 2 swallows.

Kenfig Saltmarsh

Both drake Garganey and Green-winged Teal still present at 2pm.

Lamby Lake

Sedge warbler singing on and off this morning.

Llanishen reservoir from above

I found this on 't net earlier,it just shows that if you are trying to see anything from the Lisvane carpark.you are most likely wasting your time,you probaly would see more at the Rhyd-y-Pennau road end (if you can get into that end of course ;-)

Mynydd Ty Talwyn

Glaucous Gull again.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Good luck to Dave Astins and his new venture.


Fendrod Lake

Kumliens still.

Kenfig and Sker

500 Golden Plover and few Grey.. Garganey and G w Teal still. AH.


Incredible record and highest count of 40+ Little Ringed Plover. Also a summer plumaged Spotted Redshank which flew off south.
Please note, security has stepped up at this site with no access from studios. Per AH.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Red flanked Bluetail

I never posted any here so here`s one. Shame it never stayed a little longer!

we live in hope



My name is Sanjay Shah, I am studying in uni. Can you please tell me how may I show my photographs, I saw an osprey and taken many photographs yesterday.

Llanilid 6am -7am

My early morning walk south pools not a lot,just over the top from the pools Barn owl out hunting for a min was a nice wake up call

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Kenfig saltmarsh

Went down for Green w teal, there was also a garganey on the saltmarsh which had been reported this afternoon which I did not know ,this was a extra bonus both showed well late in the evening

That was close!


Black browed Albatross in Cardiff Bay

He who laughs last - laughs loudest!!   The evidence!

Cardiff Bay

One ad Bonaparte's Gull tonight. Also Little & Med Gull.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


2 jack snipe 1 pip of a wader spec in flight only  7pm to 8pm