February 2020

Highlights: A Great Grey Shrike ranged around between Cwm Cadlan and Garwnant. A Glaucous Gull was briefly at Sker (13th). Four Avocets stopped off at Green Point, with another two at Rumney Great Wharf. A Great Northern Diver was still at Mwyndy at the start of the month. Sightings at Kenfig included Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Short-eared Owl, two Siberian Chiffchaffs and Firecrest. Further Firecrests were at Bute Park (two present) and Ewenny Priory. Three Hawfinches were also at the latter site. Water Pipits comprised six at Rumney Great Wharf and two at Ogmore Estuary. Scaup were noted from Cardiff Bay and Cosmeston. A Merlin was at Mynydd Eglwysilan. Waders included two Common Sandpipers and four Purple Sandpipers at Ogmore Estuary, seven Purple Sandpipers at Sker and Green Sandpiper at Rumney Great Wharf. Yellow-legged Gulls were identified at Ogmore Estuary, Caerphilly Castle Moat and Cosmeston. Penarth Marina held a Black Redstart. Summary by Paul Roberts

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