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
Not a bird sighting but i saw an Otter today just above the weir at Radyr.
An amazing number of Swifts,Swallows and House Martins over the bay this morning.The majority were Swifts,maybe several hundred.
5-Yellow Wagtails,1m-Whinchat and many Sand Martins
The Mute Swans have eight cygnets,one fewer than last year.
20-25 Swallows and a single Sand Martin this afternoon.Also at Goldcliff 20 or so Swallows earlier in the day.Lots of reports from both counties today,nice to see them back.
2-Swallows and several Chiffchaffs,late afternoon.
During a walk around the lake this afternoon i counted 17 occupied Coot nests along the fringes of the lake and islands.
Moorhen with two tiny juveniles on the pond,also the other parent was on the nest so probably more than two young,will check in the next few days.
2-Chiffchaffs in the shrubs between the boardwalk and yacht club,also there a male Greenfinch.11h50
2-Water Rails,2-Stock Doves
1f-Scaup near the ice rink.12h00
10-Little Egrets sheltering from the cold wind this afternoon at the western end of the island.Also long views of a male Kingfisher,2-Snipe and a Water Rail.15h45-16h30
1m-Shoveler,a rare sighting for this location.16h40
23-Little Egrets flew from the island roost at first light today.
I had a morning walk around the business park and area and managed to see a flock of at least 50 Siskins feeding in the numerous alder trees.
At least 16-Snipe on the south side of the island this morning.
19-Snipe today,also 40/50 Redwings on the fairways of st mellons golf club.
At least 11-Snipe today along with a Kingfisher and m+f-Goosanders which flew in whilst i was there.11h20-12h30
December 28. 30+ Siskins feeding in the alder trees.