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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

sofia Gardens

The Firecrest showed briefly mid morning.
G n Diver still Barry Docks.y

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Both Great Northern Divers were at Barry Waterfront this pm ranging up and down the dock. Also Med Gull. Earlier the Whooper Swan was viewable distantly at Flemingston Moor. Yellow-legged Gull and Med Gull in the Cardiff Bay gull roost.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Barry Docks

Spent a few hours here today but could only find 1 Diver.
The Whooper Swan was still at Flemingston moor.

Great northern Diver

Barry Docks

Friday, 12 January 2018


6 Jack snipe best birds this afternoon

Barry Docks

The Great n Diver was joined by another this pm, presumably the bird from the Bay. Also the Slav briefly.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Barry Docks

The G n Diver was present this pm also the Slav Grebe still but both birds distant.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


Brent Geese numbers back up to 21 with 3 being dark bellied. Just before christmas I had counted 25.
Wigeon back to about 50 with numbers about 150 before Christmas.
There was a Pipit showing just inside fence between the 2 flights of steps which probably is a Littoralis Rock Pipit, in with about 10 Rock and a few Meadow Pipits.
A walk over Barry Island yesterday I saw which was very propably a northern Herring Gull.
Still no sign of the Ivory Gull at Gileston- 20 years to the day!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Glaucous Gull

A juv bird appeared in the roost of 3000+ large gulls in Cardiff Bay late on picked up by MM. Also Yellow-legged Gull.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A few more Lanzarote Pics

Stone Curlew picked up dead whilst searching for Houbara Bustard.

                               Phil watching a live Stone Curlew.


A few pics from a recent trip to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. We had great views of the Fuerteventura Chat and Judd’s magic boots managed to locate a  Houbara Bustard after much searching. A nice and relaxing trip and pretty cheap to do with EasyJet from Bristol.

Monday, 18 December 2017

The resident Heron fishing at Blackweir, also Goldcrest and Green woodpecker here.

RGW last week.

Drew another blank last week at RGW looking for S E Owls, plenty of waders roosting though, mainly Dunlin with Redshank and Lapwing.

A few Shoveler and Redwings at Roath park.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Tawny owls enjoying the sun this morning.


Hen Harrier ring tail near meadow entrance quartering

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Red Squirrels

Few photos from a trip up north.

Monday, 11 December 2017


Highlights from a walk out today was a Barn owl Jack Snipe and a Muscovy duck

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Great Northern Diver

The GND was still present at 16:30 on Barry Dock at the opposite end to Asda, but somewhat distant towards the Barry Island side. With Common Scoter last weekend in same spot clearly worth keeping an eye on !

Saturday, 11 November 2017


A Water Pipit was just inside the fence between the 2 flights of steps.
20 Stock Doves in the fields.
85 + Wigeon.
8 P b Brent on the rocks.

Friday, 10 November 2017


A pair of R.T.Harrier and Jack snipe was the highlight from this mornings walk , a owl spec at first light ?

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Cardiff Birders Christmas Curry

This year's venue has been chosen by Seymour: Mowgli's in Crwys Road. Tuesday 19th Dec. 19.00hrs for 19.30 eats. You can bring your own drinks with no corkage charge. All very welcome.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

More Kingfisher and quite windy.

Little Grebe

Unless you see one very close you can`t appreciate how small they are.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Bird on a stick.

Heol y Cyw

1 R T HARRIER  over common

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017


Red Kite over St Athan

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017


Porthcawl first light to 12:15 - Leach’s Petrel 2, Commin Scoter 24, Guilliemot 1, auk sp 10, Pom Skua 1, Arctic Skua 1, Bonxie 2, Skua sp 2, Med Gull, Purple Sandpiper 1.

Lavernock - an hour mid afternoon produced just a single Common Scoter.

Cardiff Bay - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost.

I can't wait for another go at this beaut.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Vis-Mig today included 8 Hawfinches >W, Swallow, House Martin, Siskin, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit [10] & Reed Bunting. The Dogger was there earlier and saw more hirundines & Coal Tits. (Photo - the point looking East.)

American Golden Plover Gann Estuary 11 Oct.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rock Thrush Pwll Du Quarry, Gwent

The bird found earlier in the day was present until dusk when it appeared to roost in a gorse bush in the lower edge of the bracken slope above the quarry. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wigeon on Cors crychydd reen.

Early morning visit to Rhymney est this am.

A few Dunlin and Ringed plovers were on the rocks at the old Black pipe site and single Greenshank and Green sand flew over. Plenty of Chiffies around this morning too with single Sedge warbler. A Wigeon on Cors crychydd reen was unusual.