December 2021

Highlights: A drake Ring-necked Duck arrived at Kenfig Pool (21st), while two females commuted between Cardiff Bay, Lisvane Reservoir and Cosmeston. Two Whooper Swans were briefly at Llanishen Reservoir (15th), before flying west. Sightings at Kenfig included Brent Goose (unusually on the Pool), two Scaup, two Bitterns, Marsh Harrier and several Siberian Chiffchaffs. Another Scaup was seen at Cosmeston. Two Common Sandpipers and a Water Pipit were still at Ogmore Estuary. A Short-eared Owl was at Dunraven. Black Redstarts were logged at Cardiff Bay (three), Nash Point and Penywaun. Hawfinches comprised six at Dyffryn Gardens and one at St Fagans.
Summary by Paul Roberts

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