Jan 2019

Highlights: The four Cattle Egrets remained in fields off Zig-Zag Lane, Porthcawl, for the duration, while nearby a Whooper Swan was noted passing just offshore of the town and a Black Redstart frequented Trecco Bay. A first-winter Caspian Gull was identified at Cardiff Bay, where Black-necked Grebe, two Bearded Tits and a Bittern were also around. A Great Grey Shrike remained at Garwnant. The well-documented Siberian Chiffchaff continued its stay at Parc Slip. Sightings from Kenfig included Whooper Swan, Slavonian Grebe, Great White Egret, Bittern, Merlin and Brent Goose. A Great White Egret was still at Abercwmboi Lake. Water Pipits comprised three at Ogmore Estuary and one at Llwyn-on Reservoir. A male Hen Harrier occurred at Cwm Cadlan. A Black Redstart was observed at Dunraven. Wintering Common Sandpipers were at Ogmore Estuary (two) and on the River Taff at Treforest. Up to seven Green Sandpipers were on the River Ely near Pendoylan, with another seen at Ogmore Estuary.

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