2 Kestrels sky-dancing / fighting(?) and calling above one of the hangars near the Aston Martin factory midday today
Barn Owl flying to and fro in same vicinity as March 15th. 2030Hrs.
Chiffchaff heard and then seen adjacent to railway line – one’s spirits are lifted!
Barn Owl circled me within 10 yards as I walked near the new roundabout to St Athan on B4265.
Barn Owl flying across 2100 Monday 24th Feb.
Seen flying east over new Aston Martin/ St Athan road 2000 hrs.
15-20 Redwings flew from large tree (some came back) approx 1500hrs. ( my first definite ones of the winter)
1 Shelduck on flooded field, 1 Curlew flying over and 4 Chiffchaffs working together along the hedgerow.
0645 21/12/19 Tawny Owl calling and then flying over our heads as we loaded up the car.
Another Robin / Black Redstart combination. This time at the base of the cliffs to the right of the slipway, Sunday afternoon. Also male Kestrel flying along cliffs.
1430 – 1530. Grey Wagtail under the bridge near Llantwit. Single Bullfinch heard snd glimpsed half way down valley. In the vicinity of the beach toilet block immature Black Redstart along with a Robin friend. Also on the beach slabs a pair of Stonechats, Rock Pipit, 2 Wrens and a few Pied Wagtails.
Cetti’s Warbler calling from brambles just to the west of the bridge. 2 pairs of Bullfinch calling from wooded hill to west of valley. Pair of Stonechats alongside stream quarter of a mile inland.
Sunday afternoon – about half a mile inland from the estuary – Pair of Peregrines tussling over the hillside. 7 female Goosanders apparently hunting in a pack. 2 pairs of Goldeneye also diving frequently.
First Song Thrush for me for 3 months from Ogmore riverside footpath. 4 Lapwings and Heron seen from Watermill Pub. Tues 22nd Oct afternoon.
Green Woodpecker heard near St Donats, also Peregrine flying west. Back nearer to Llantwit, 6 or so Swallows also flying west. Have not seen the regular lone Wheatear there for a few days now. Met a couple who had seen “Alpine Crows” with red beaks near to Nash Point last year.
1 female Wheatear, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrels, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fulmar. 50 or so Swallows heading East
Kingfisher flew downstream under Llantwit bridge 1700 hrs. Sept.27th. Also female Stonechat edge of stream not far from the cafe.
Tuesday 17 Sept evening – 2 male and 1 female Wheatears,1 male and 3 female Stonechats.
At least nine wheatears between Boverton and Seawatch Centre – Thursday mid-afternoon. Andrew Lewis.
On brook in Boverton village at 1630 Tuesday 3rd September. Andrew Lewis.