Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Lavernock LNR

Passerines - zilch due to this pesky wind! However an Arctic Tern was feeding inshore in St Mary's Well Bay. The main stiles are being replaced by galvanised metal kissing gates.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Cosmeston


GBC monthly walk. 1 Swallow E. Lake, 20-30 Chiffchaff, 6+ Willow Warbler incl 2 in song, 3 m Blackcap incl 1 in song, pair of Sparrowhawk displaying over west paddock, 5 Fieldfare lingering in W paddock, Nuthatch singing in Cogan Wood and a G S 'Pecker drumming there. Also 1 active Rooks nest - rather odd as for the last 2 yrs the prev rookery of c.40 nests has been abandoned.
Yesterday the Lesser Scaup was in W lake bay - not seen today.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Lavernock Point

Walk around the point this am was very quiet, few birds about. Highlights were Willow Warbler [2], Blackcap [2 males in song], Raven [1] with Dunnock, Robin & Greenfinch all singing.
Little Gull & Med Gull in Cardiff Bay.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Cosmeston

20+ Chiffchaff flycatching around the place this morning, plus a Willow Warbler by the 1st viewpoint. In contrast, 2 Redwing in the large south meadow and a pair of Mistle Thrush. Only 2 Pochard left on W lake. A GT Crested Grebe in the w lake margin was prob at a nest site, plus an ad Heron nearby.