February 2019

Highlights: A first-winter Caspian Gull was found at Cardiff Bay (27th), with two Bearded Tits still in situ at the wetlands reserve. Four Cattle Egrets remained at Porthcawl throughout the month. A Great Grey Shrike continued its winter sojourn at Garwnant. Great White Egrets were at Abercwmboi and Kenfig, where Black-necked Grebe and Slavonian Grebe were also present.
Other Sites: A Greater Scaup was at Cosmeston. Two Hen Harriers were at Llanilid. Ogmore Estuary had two Water Pipits, two Common Sandpipers and four Purple Sandpipers, with 15 of the latter noted at Sker. Cardiff Bay held an adult Little Gull. Three Short-eared Owls were regular in the dunes at Kenfig, while a Firecrest was recorded near the pool. Willow Tits were at Garwnant. A Chough was at Southerndown.

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