3 purple sandpipers, 49 ringed plovers, 7 turnstone and an adult med gull at high tide this afternoon.
2 slav grebes near south hide at 1pm
3 hawfinch feeding high I the tree tops. A lifer for me. I had no idea where Forest Ganol was but after reading Alan Cripps posting yesterday I checked it out in ‘Birding in Glamorgan’. A brilliant little book.
Arctic skua (dark phase) down channel this afternoon.
2 grey phalaropes feeding together near the bridge.
Grey phalarope still by Portobello House at 5.00 pm Thanks Paul
The Watermill this afternoon had only 2 birds. A green sandpiper and a grey heron. Portobello was quiet an adult med gull and 2 common sandpiper being the only birds of note.
2 whinchat were a treat lunchtime today
There was a black tailed godwit, 10 goosander and 4 common sandpiper on the river at Portobello with 8 greylags.
A redstart was on the green lane from Ogmore to Norton Farm
In Pant Norton there was a lesser whitethroat, 4 common whitethroat good numbers of willow warbler and 2 chiff chaff
2 nightjars at 21.25. They were hunting within 20 metres of my location for a minute or two then moved off and churring started.
Whimbrel 1, common sandpiper 8, redshank 2, and little egret of note. The goosander family still present.
Not a bird sighting but this morning there was a pod of 10/12 common dolphin 3 1/2 miles out from Porthcawl heading east. I picked them up with my telescope and counted 3 plus a juvenile. I telephoned the skipper of a local fishing boat who was in the area and he was able to confirm that they were common and not bottlenose and that the count was 10/12.
Greenshank on Portobello Island this morning but disturbed by 2 canoes.
2 little ringed plovers on Portobello Island this morning.
Cattle egret in field with 2 little egrets and 2 cows at 2.00pm
Black redstart on the cliff top near ‘The Barn’
There was a good selection of waders on Newton Point at high tide this afternoon until a dog walker arrived.
Purple sandpiper 2, grey plover 9, ringed plover 50, turnstone 21, sanderling 4, oystercatcher 2, and about 50 dunlin (they flew before I counted). A sparrowhawk was also investigating the flock.
A glaucous gull came in off the sea at Rest Bay this morning. One Mediterranean gull also flew past.
2 purple sandpipers dozing on the usual rocks this morning.
A late visit produced the usual suspects but no yellow legged gull. 3 fallow deer were a surprise.