July 2022

Highlights: A Glossy Ibis was seen in flight at Llanilid (21st). Sightings at Cardiff Bay included a Whooper Swan of unknown origin, a Wood Warbler (28th, at the Wetlands Reserve), four Black-tailed Godwits and several Yellow-legged Gulls. Great White Egrets were at Barry Old Harbour and Kenfig, where a juvenile Little Ringed Plover was also seen. An Osprey flew west over Barry (31st). Hobbies were noted at Heol-y-Cyw and Ogmore Castle. Greenshanks were at Newton and Ogmore Estuary, where a Green Sandpiper also occurred. Several Yellow-legged Gulls (including a juvenile begging from an adult, on the 8th) were logged at Cosmeston. A few Yellow Wagtails were observed in the Lock’s Common/Rest Bay vicinity. A Pied Flycatcher turned up at Lisvane Reservoir (27th). A maximum of 12 Choughs frequented the Heritage Coast. Hawfinches were seen at both Tongwynlais and Rudry.
Summary by Paul Roberts

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