A good mornings birding today from an early visit after dropping my daughter to the airport.

Chiffchaffs seen and heard,Blackcaps heard,several Cetti’s from various spots heard.To cap it all off,a flock of 40 or so hirundines around the bridge area included an even mix of Swallows,Sand Martins and at least two House Martins.08h40-10h20.

Hendre Lake

A pair of Grey Herons are nest building on the south side of the island.I haven’t known Herons to nest here previously only to roost.As the nest is on the island,human disturbance should be near to zero.I will monitor developments.

Cefn Onn nov.5th

Whilst on a visit here to hopefully get some autumn foliage photos,a Buzzard flew into the wood

landing on a branch.I took a few photos of it,i didn’t check the photos until later.I noticed it had a very unusual tail colour.

The only Buzzard i can find in Collins with a similar tail colour is a Steppe Buzzard,surely it couldn’t have been one of these.Comments please.

Cardiff Bay W.R.

Whilst walking to my car,parked next to St.Davids hotel,i noticed a number of Starlings on the hotel roof.Then something spooked them and to my amazement there were at least 1000 birds.They flew towards the reserve but i couldn’t relocate them.I’ve never seen a murmuration in the summer before!! 21h30-21h40