24 species seen in a 2 1/2 hour walk around Bute Park this morning plus a drumming GS Woodpecker heard. Good to see the redwing numbers building in the Paddocks. Hopefully some Fieldfare will soon join them. Full list as follows
Bh gull, lbb gull, woodpigeon, magpie,carrion crow, jackdaw, feral pigeon, goosander,mallard, dipper,starlings, great tit, mistle thrush, song thrush, blackbird, redwing, robin, chaffinch, goldfinch, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, buzzard, grey heron and nuthatch.
A circular walk this morning via Rhumney Estuary, Rhumney Little Wharf & Cors Crydych Reen starting at 09:15 and lasting 2 1/2 hrs. A distance of about 2 miles. 31 species seen as follows
Mute swan, moorhen, coot, mallard, gc grebe, bh gull, herring gull, LBB gull, tufted duck, teal, shoveler, shelduck, cormorant, grey heron, LT tits, great tit, curlew, oystercatcher, barn owl, starling, peregrine, kestrel,carrion crow, magpie, jackdaw, blackbird, woodpigeon, collared dove, Canada geese, feral pigeon, lapwing.
24 species seen this morning including my first Siskins of the Winter.
Blue tit, great tit, Lt tit, coal tit, house sparrow, chaffinch, bullfinch, siskin, robin, wren, blackbird, dunnock, nuthatch, jackdaw, carrion crow, magpie, jay, woodpigeon, grey wagtail, BH gull, mallard, moorhen, goldcrest, grey heron.
23 species seen this morning plus an unidentified grebe. Viewed from St Davids Hotel it was in the reeds in the small bay to the right for only a second before it dived and I couldn’t relocate it. Presumably it went round the corner out of sight. It was the right size for a red-necked grebe but I can’t add any more details I’m afraid. Species seen and definitely identified were BH gull, LBB gull, Herring gull, GBB gull, mallard, moorhen, teal, tufted duck, coot, turnstone, cormorant, mute swan, GC grebe, little grebe, stonechat, robin, blackbird, wren, Reed bunting, starling, magpie, carrion crow, blue tit.
20 species seen in a walk round Lamby Lake and Rhumney Estuary this afternoon.
BH gull, Common Gull, LBB gull, Herring gull, moorhen, coot, mallard, tufted duck, mute swan, GC grebe, grey heron, canada geese, teal, magpie, carrion crow, woodpigeon, robin, LT tits, Jack Snipe and Redshank.
26 species seen on a pleasant walk this morning from City centre to Blackweir along the Taff as follows
Cormorant, moorhen, mallard, Goosander, herring gull, LBB gull, BH gull, snow geese (4 at taffs mead embankment), dipper, kingfisher, pied wag, grey wag, carrion crow, jackdaw, magpie, jay, robin, wren, blackbird, goldfinch, starling, woodpigeon, grey heron, feral pigeon, blue tit, mute swan.
At least 20 sightings of Green Sandpipers including 4 together today.
First Spring arrivals this morning with 2 wheatear at RGW. Also flushed a jack snipe and a kestrel. Otherwise very quiet.
32 species seen on a walk around FF this morning, the highlight being a white wagtail at Radyr Weir with 4 grey wagtails. Also dipper, snipe and kingfisher.
Iceland gull at the Water Treatment Works early afternoon today.
There was a firecrest at Bute Park this morning. I’ve put details of its location on the south Wales birding Facebook page.
A flock of about 30 winter thrushes mainly Fieldfare at RGW today but still no owls.
A Fulmar showing well at Cwm Nash this morning.
A black-tailed godwit was feeding along the river bank among all the redshanks and dunlins this afternoon. Also there were at least 50 pintails in the estuary with many more out on the open water.
At least 25 grey plovers at RGW this afternoon on the wooden posts at high tide.
1 adult med gull and 3 common gulls at the barrage this morning.
The slav Grebe was showing well in the centre of kenfig pool at about 12:30. Also Brent geese at Aberthaw and Fieldfare and GWE still at Flemingston moor.
27 species seen today in a walk round a couple of Cardiff sites. The highlights being Hawfinch at Forest Ganol feeding in the Hornbeam trees and Peregrine, Kestrel and Fieldfare at RGW.
3 bar-tailed godwits this morning at 07:30. One in breeding plumage.
A Cuckoo was on Garth mountain this morning at 09:30. It then flew North towards Pentyrch and i didn’t see or hear it again for the remainder of my walk.