Llantwit beach to Tresilian Bay

6 Wheatear, 50-60 House Martin briefly, 20 or so Linnets, 4 Meadow Pipits, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Chough(no rings). This was feeding directly on the footpath just west of the small Hanging Valley about half a mile from Llantwit beach and my wife was about 10 yards from it taking a few photos when it called a few times probably in alarm as it appeared to be completely alone.We have tried to send photos but are not clear how to do this?

Evening Cycle Llanmaes Area

1 singing Greenfinch, 4 singing Yellowhammers, 1 Song Thrush, pair of Wrens heading in same direction carrying food, 2 Whitethroat, Chiffchaffs still singing away, a brief burst of Blackcap song (although our resident Blackcaps stopped singing last week) and some Linnets, Goldfinches, Chaffinches and Swallows.


3 singing Yellowhammers within a mile of Llanmaes this afternoon. At 2120 at least 10 Swifts flying silently over our Boverton house evidently catching lots of insects – up to tonight it has usually only been 2 or 3.

Boverton/Llantwit area

Good to see Blue Tit fledglings being fed noisily near our house (having mysteriously lost a nest boxful of 9 freshly-hatched chicks a few weeks ago) Also 50 or so Swifts along with some House Martins and Swallows not far from the Aston Martin factory and yesterday morning 7 Swifts circling low over Llantwit Town Hall.

Llantwit beach to St Donats Tuesday afternoon

2 Fulmars circling around the cliffs. 1 Kestrel hovering just inland from them, and a few Linnets,Stonechats and Whitethroats about and Bullfinch heard near the cafe at Llantwit.Good to see lots of Tadpoles entertaining the children and adults by the cafe also. ( also 1 Grey Seal spending the afternoon about half a mile off Atlantic College and 2 Brimstones seen along the path)


Only a pair of Robins collecting mainly centipedes together as I turned my allotment yesterday and today. The new thing for me was that they were communicating with tiny squeaks: in all my (many) years of gardening and birdwatching I have never come across(or noticed) this before.