First Cuckoo heard at dusk this evening with Will W-D. Near Swansea City FC.
12 Swallows flying around over common yesterday (7 Oct) 18.00h.
Posted for R H Davies
Sea watch 9am – 11am.
3500 Manx Shearwaters all going west.
19 Storm Petrels, 7 Gannets, 10 Auks.
Attracted by loud typical calls, 3 probable Cranes flying over Upper Killay, Swansea at 19.00h in approx SW direction. Poor views, flying away from me, no bins, but please keep a look out.
Posted for RH DAVIES
On high tide, Great White Egret x3, Long-tailed Duck female x1, Slavonian Grebes x3.
Posted for Will Wadsworth-Davies
Flock ca 30 Waxwings from first light still at The Range, Winchwen, feeding on good berry trees. Lots of observers.
30+ Waxwings at The Range (Old Winchwen store) and adjoining side road. Flew off 0930ish but likely to return for very good berry trees. Several observers.
with Will W-D
2 Crossbills, Wood Warbler in full song, GS Woodpecker juv, Siskin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Song Thrush and usual woodland species.
with Will W-D.
Regular small groups of Manx Shearwater passing, mainly west.
Small numbers of Guillemot and a large raft of Auk sp. far out.
Few Gannets and Fulmar. 2 Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Grey Heron. No Terns seen.
Lesser and Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, many Stonechats and Linnets with young. 2 Chough, Buzzard, Rock Pipits.
Apologies for non sighting entry.
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Tawny Owls very vocal here recently.
Very calm and quiet last night, usual female type calls very close, then second call, unusual (to me) – very soft, prolonged, ‘shivering’ and repeated call, a bit reminiscent of drumming Snipe.
With Will W-D.
2 Whinchat, 4+ Stonechat, 9+ Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 11+ Chough.
Few Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk.
Large random movement of Meadow Pipits & a few Skylarks & Swallows.
Llanrhidian marsh: 1 Wheatear, lots of Swallows & a few House Martins.
Crofty marsh: 1 Yellow Wagtail around horses, Chiffchaff singing.
Salthouse: Australian Shelduck male!! (No rings) Feeding on mud at low water.
With Will W-D
Peregrine, Stonechats, Rock Pipits, Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker.
Few Gannets, Sandwich Tern, Curlew, distant Auk sp, Med Gull, 2 Ringed Plovers and a single Eider juvenile just off rocky beach.
With Will W-D
Crofty marsh – amongst mixed gull flock, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 40+ Common Gulls
– Common Sandpiper in pill
– several Gannets flying down channel
– lots of Swifts, Swallows & House Martins, also 2 Sand Martins feeding over marsh
Fairwood Common – Yellowhammers – 3 male, 1 female
– Stonechat – 3 male, 2 female
Ilston River – Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Buzzard
Choughs in small groups, maximum 6 together. No rings visible.
Cuckoo heard early today and yesterday (30/4) from Upper Killay pond area.
Posted for Sarah Wadsworth.
Seen in her Killay garden yesterday (25th), Blackcap female, feeding at length on fat balls, later joined by a male.
Spotted Flycatcher flycatching from tall trees bordering cemetery.
First posting on new blog.