Coed Y Bedw and Garth Hill, North Cardiff.

Tuesday April 13th with Alex Hagge.

A walk through Coed-y-Bedw NR failed to produce any Pied Flycatchers but we did have nice views of a male and female Siskin on the ground with the female collecting nesting material. Also Goldcrests, Wrens, Jay, Tits etc. We returned to the car via the Garth Hill Trail through the fields with 5 singing Redstart and a Singing Tree Pipit. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard and a distant Red Kite seen.

Lamby Lake & Cors Crychydd Reen

Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Cetti’s Warblers all singing and showing around the lake this morning. 2 Sparrowhawks overhead. Good numbers of Swallows with House Martins among them over the lake. Reed Warblers heard but not seen.

Quiet at the reen with one brief sighting of Common Whitethroat. Peregrine, Buzzard and Kestrel over.

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Lamby Lake Cardiff

27 species seen in a 2 hour walk this morning including my first blackcaps of the year. On the river were 4 Canada Geese, Redshanks and a single Teal. Over the lake were good numbers of sand martins and on the lake were great crested grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Mute Swan.

Cardiff Bay

18 species seen in a walk from Roald Dahl Plass to the barrage and back again including 1 female Wheatear on the barrage, about 20 Sand Martins and 5 Linnets. Also a couple of Wrens , a small flock of Greenfinch and 2 Carrion Crows nest building by the Norwegian Church.