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Monday, 4 October 2021

Cardiff Bay

The female Ring-necked Duck that has been around the Bay for the last week or so was showing very well from the Ice Rink Car Park Boardwalk yesterday with the Tufted Duck flock. Also an adult Yellow-legged Gull briefly.

Monday, 9 August 2021

Eagle owl

A eagle owl was seen in fields near Arthur Llewelyn Jenkins near Pontyclun

Sunday, 8 August 2021


 07:15 -11:00 - Manx Shearwater 150+, Storm Petrel 1, Sandwich Tern 1, Fulmar 3, Kittiwake 3. Also a Gannet before I got there.

Friday, 6 August 2021


 06:15 - 10.30 - Balearic Shearwater 1, Manx Shearwater 700+, Gannet 20+, Fulmar 20+ & Kittiwake 1.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Barn owls

A pair of barn owls quartering a field south of llanharry at 10.00 to10.30 eatin pray no more than ten feet away

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Bempton Cliffs.

 We never had the stonking views that some had but still magical.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Friday, 25 June 2021

Rosy Starling

 No sign of tuesdays starling at Llantwit Major.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Rose-coloured Starling

Nice Rose-coloured Starling at Lavernock this evening, found by Graham in the 3rd field back along the coastal footpath towards Penarth. There are nesting Skylarks in the field so please stick to the edges.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Lavernock Point

An early morning seawatch from 05:50 - 09:00 in the hope of catching things coming back down the channel after the big blow was fairly productive. Down channel, Great Northern Diver 2, Bonxie 1, Storm Petrel 8, Manx Shearwater 35, Gannet 1, Kittiwake 1, Arctic Tern 1 and Auk sp 4.

Friday, 21 May 2021

Lavernock Point

13:30 - 18:30 - Great Northern Diver 8 (6 sat on sea for a couple of hours and 2 other birds down channel), Storm Petrel 5, Guillemot 1, Razorbill 1, Kittiwake 1, also a few Gannets, Manx Shearwaters, Fulmars & a distant Skua sp.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Lavernock Point

6.00 - 10.20 - Pom Skua 7,  Arctic Skua 1, Skua sp 1 all up channel, Black Tern 10, Sandwich Tern 1, Common Scoter 4 d/c. Also a few small groups of Dunlin and a couple of Whimbrel.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Lavernock Point

Nice little seawatch at Lavernock over the high tide from 11:30 to 15:30 was surprisingly good. 

8 Arctic Skuas all up channel, 2 Arctic Terns, 300 Manx Shearwater, 200 Gannet,  2 Auk sp, 4 Fulmar, 10 Kittiwake, 12 Whimbrel & 1 Little Egret. With Graham, Wayne & Mat.

Garreg Lwyd

A single Dotterel and up to 12 Golden plover seen briefly (Saturday) and a Barn owl at the end of my garden at dusk

Thursday, 29 April 2021


A few Garden warblers L whitethroat 1 Redshank And 1 C.sand south pools and a Barn Owl at the end of my Garden this evening

Wednesday, 28 April 2021


 Single Brent Goose with half a dozen Barwits  yesterday.

Black Redstart Barry Docks

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Cardiff Bay

Both Bonaparte’s Gulls were viewable distantly from Penarth Marina this evening, feeding in the middle of the bay. Also 4+ Little Gulls and a few Med Gulls.

Saturday, 24 April 2021


Up to 12 Little Gulls in the Bay this afternoon/evening and the 2CY Bonaparte’s Gull was joined by an adult. Also a few Med Gulls and earlier 15 Swifts were over the Marina. At Cosmeston the Ring Ouzel was seen again in Sully Brook, early morning best. 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Llanilid South pools

1 Greenshank 6 Common sands 1 Sedge and 1 Gropper this morning

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Bonaparte’s Gull

Back in the Cardiff Bay after its little trip to Gloucs. Coming close to Penarth Marina on occasions other times feeding out in the middle. 

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Sunday, 28 March 2021



The easing of Welsh Travel Restrictions was well timed yesterday to twitch the Pembs Walrus. Phone scoped from distance as it lounged around on the Lifeboat Station Silpway in Tenby. A lot cheaper than going to Svalbard 😀.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Cardiff Bay

The adult Little Gull was still in the bay tonight along with Med Gull & 2 Sand Martins.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Cardiff Bay


The Caspian Gull was coming to bread this morning. These days it seems to spend most of its time loafing around the buoys off Penarth Marina. Otherwise, both the Little Gulls were still out in the middle of the bay.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Cardiff Bay

Lots of Black-headed Gulls in the Bay this evening along with 2 Little Gulls, several Med Gulls & the long staying Caspian Gull. 

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Cardiff Bay


The Bonaparte’s Gull was still showing very well at Channel View this morning. The female Ring-necked Duck was off the Ice Rink Car Park with the Tufted Duck flock & the Caspian Gull was in the Bay again.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Bonaparte’s Gull

The Bonaparte’s Gull showed distantly from Channel View late afternoon. Seems to range from here down to road bridge.