A Peregrine flew low over Swansea Beach yesterday evening towards Singleton Park, and a Wheatear was on the beach near the Civic Centre.  A Clouded Yellow and a Painted Lady were in the dunes a couple of days ago.


Singleton Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker was chased across the park by an unknown species of parakeet (about the size of a Ring-necked, but with a lot of red on it).

Brynmill Park: 6 Tufted Ducks, pair of Mallards with 7 new-born ducklings, pair of Little Grebes on nest.

Clyne Valley: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Buzzard overhead.

Brynmill Park, Swansea

Finally heard my first Chiffchaff today: one bird singing by the lake in Brynmill Park. A Little Grebe was also on the lake. Still a few Redwings flying in to roost in Clyne Woods at dusk, and more flying over Sketty after dark. A little clip of the grebe: