The ditches alongside Leckwith Road have been “home” to Moorhens for several years! They have even bred there too. In addition it is a site where Reed Warblers briefly stop off on Spring passage. This falls inside my BBS site. During winter two or three Moorhens often venture onto the grass verges of Leckwith Rd as well! Glad to note that you’ve seen them there today!
One flying north over Canton early this evening.
late post from yesterday evening- single Little Egret.
Stonechat–five birds, at least three were recently fledged juveniles.
Skylark singing; Reed Warbler singing as usual.
Following regular sightings of adults (male and female) during the Spring, male and femal with two fledged juveniles present today. First breeding in this locality that I am aware of in the last forty years.
Reed Warbler and Whitethroat singing, Grangemoor with Cetti’s just outside and near Penarth Road Bridge.
Sanatorium Park, female Stonechat in same locality where male present on a number of occasions recently. Whitethroat singing.
Male Stonechat regularly this last week and seen carrying food this morning. If nesting I think this would be a first for many decades in this locality.
Reed Warbler singing just east of Leckwith Bridge.
Male Stonechat again.
Cetti’s Warbler as usual in Grangemoor Park; one further up-river towards Canton/Leckwith.
Whitethroat calling, Grangemooor Park; two Greenfinch singing.
Sanatorium Park- male Stonechat for the second time in four days (unusual in this locality).
One Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers singing, Grangemoor; Cetti’s singing along Ely Trail east of Leckwith Hill.
Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warbler singing, Grangemoor Park.
Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warbler singing half a mile away to the west along the Ely Trail.
Reed Warbler singing at usual reed bed site.
Lesser Whitethroat singing near the intersection of the two paths where they divide for Penarth Road and Ikea.
Two Cetti’s singing well apart from eachother.
Three Willow Warblers.
Two Cetti’s Warblers singing; Greenfinch singing as usual. (only included because last year someone noted how uncommon they were at this site).
Willow Warblers singing in Caerau and Michaleston-le-Pit. Blackcaps and Chiffs widespread along Ely River Trail as well as Michaelston-le-Pit through to Leckwith.
Male Stonechat Caerau.
Female Stonechat..quite a rarity in this locality over the last thirty years.
First singing Blackcap at Leckwith this morning.
Grangemoor Park- Reed Bunting singing; Greenfinch, 2 singing; Chiffchaff 2 singing.
Sanatorium Park – Chiffchaff singing.
Chiffchaffs singing variously all along the Ely Trial from Grangemoor Park to St Fagans.
Bit later than others..first Chiffchaff singing this morning East of Leckwith Hill.