From the campus side 20 goldfinch 6 Greenfinch 4 stonechat single skylark 3 meadow pipits robin wren,4 blue tits a male sparrow hawk flew over my head to attack the goldfinch I later seen a female .on the beach were est 1000 oyster catcher 50+ ringed plover 1 curlew 1 heron and the usual gulls at least 200 black h gulls
55 Canada geese 26 mute swan 60 black h gulls 6 tufted ducks 25 mallard 10 herring gull 10 lesser b b gulls 12 chaffinch two of the chaffinch juvs had fungus growths on both legs and one had lost half a leg anyone have any idea why
95 Canada geese 85 black headed gulls 5 little egrets 6 mallards 20 herring gulls 10 lesser b b gulls 5 common gulls 1 curlew 10 long tailed tits
22 sanderling, 36 ringed plover, est flock of 12 to 1500 oyster catcher, 10 long t tits viewed from the campus side,
still people leaving dogs off leads putting the birds up despite signs at various places
paid my respects to the woodchat shrike at 1pm then went to penclawdd pill birds seen were 120 redshank 10 lapwing 45 b h gulls 1 greenshank, 1 bar tailed godwit,1 common sandpiper and little egret
2 swifts. Over the house this afternoon yesterday a perigrine upsetting the local feral pigeon flock in neath town center and a red. Kite over Britton ferry
an adult med gull was taking fisher men’s waste off the pier late afternoon
90+ Canada geese 33 mute swan 30 +mallard 40+ herring gull 20+lesser b b gull 15 black h gull 2 juv pied wagtail .
swansea vale 2 adult mute swan with 2 cygnets 4 adults and 9 juvs coot lots of sand martins and swallows.
7 juv stonechats and 3 adults ,a female wheatear with a juv suggesting local breeding, 90 oyster catcher and 100+ black headed gulls on the river 15 linnets,buzzard, skylark, and whitethroat
From the jersey marine side to the river two separate family parties of stonechats one with two young and the other with three a pair of linnets with nestling material meadow plplts skylarks a pair of Canada geese and a shelduck on the river a perigrine put up waders from the beach 90+ oyster catchers and a flock of sanderling and ringed plover est 100
in the woods behind jersey marine song thrush family party and a tee creeper
on a private site in llandarcy lapwing with one young two pairs present three young were there 16 April also a pair of ringed plover were there and a single little ringed plover but not seen since
Female goosander with 10 young in the river neath also 2 grey lag geese
brunell dock to baglan bay 15 whimbrel 3 singing whitethroats 2 shelducks male wheatear buzzard 2 adults with 3 juvs mistle thrush 1 little egret
very quiet swallows over reed bunting willow warblers, chiff chaffs, meadow pipits
port tenant pond still 3 pairs of teal present pair of mute swan ,pair of Canada geese, morhen, mallard with young ,swallows and sand martins over the pond
Fenrod lake a common sandpiper on the mud 22 mute swan
Swansea vale 25 sand martins ,20 swallows, pair of mute swan,
One common sandpiper this afternoon
called to see Paul parsons art exhibion at mumbles pier very good as usual went to see the kittiwakes plenty of birds on the platforms to many to count 32 turnstones 2 redshank 20 + sanderling few of the birds were in the seaweed so couldn’t count them
20 sand martins, 32 mute swan 30+ Canada geese a few pochard and tufteds usuall mallard coots moorhens and gulls about
From the incline side 4 buzzards, nuthatch, 7 blackbirds, 4 song thrush, 8 robins, small numbers of great and blue tits,3 chaffinch,2 long tailed tits,carrion crows ,jackdaws,wood pigeons,and a male sparrow hawk a dog walker told me she had heard a drumming woodpecker
managed to see the r f bluetail at 11 15 briefly after 7 hours and 2 visits well done to Tony fisher for finding it
15 long tailed tits 21 redwings 1 dipper 6 blackbirds blue tits robins dunnocks 6 collard doves 4 wood pigeons 2 song thrush .
in my garden in Briton ferry this afternoon a chiff chaff was a surprise.
25 waxwings by budget carpets at 3-10 2 birders present had seen 34 earlier the 25 flew off at 3 31 circling the buildings then I lost sight of them
41 mallard,37 black h gulls,70+feral pigeons,a goldcrest,a female shoveller was amongst the mallards 15 wood pigeons and blue tits, robins,dunocks carrion crows magpies and collard doves were all in singleton park.