July 2019

Highlights: A Great White Egret flew over Gileston (25th). An Osprey and a Wood Sandpiper were simultaneously at Kenfig Pool (30th). Two further Wood Sandpipers were observed at Llanilid (4th and 29th). A Goshawk was circling over fields between Cosmeston and Lavernock. Greenshanks visited Bendrick Rocks (Barry), Aberthaw and Kenfig. A smattering of Green Sandpipers included less than usual occurences from Cosmeston and Ogmore-by-Sea. Black-tailed Godwits were at Aberthaw and Ogmore Estuary. Both Arctic Skua and Great Skua were noted off St Donats. Two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls turned up at Cosmeston. A good count of 16 Mediterranean Gulls was made from Nash Point, where a Sandwich Tern was also logged. Early migrant Yellow Wagtails were sighted at Ogmore Estuary and Kenfig. News was received of Ring Ouzels breeding in the north of the area. An adult male Hawfinch was a surprise at Ewenny Priory.

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