Small movement to the ssw on 4th November of 3230 birds in one hour over Leckwith.
As usual, falling temperatures and clearing skies prompted a small movement, just 860 flew wsw in half an hour over Leckwith.
Lesser Whitethroat singing. First I’ve heard here this year.
Ely Trail west of Penarth Road, Reed Warblers singing at two sites.
Sanatorium Park, two singing Whitethroats daily throughout this month.
Greenfinch singing daily at Grangemoor Park, along Ely River Trail and at Sanatorium Park being quite a change following their almost absence a few years ago.
Canton Ditches (opposite Asda!) Reed Warbler singing.
Along the river between Leckwith Hill and Penarth Road, 3 Cettis singing.
Grangemoor Park, one Sedge Warbler, two Common Whitethroats.
First singing Reed Warbler this morning (same date as 2020!); one Cetti’s singing.
Two singing males at Sanatorium Park Flood Plain this morning.
One Common Sandpiper.
Grangemoor Park, Willow Warbler-3.
Great Crested Grebe -3.
First singing Willow Warbler yesterday (3rd). Greenfinches singing in four localities along the trails ever since early March and back to their status here of several years ago. Cetti’s singing at four locations along the Ely between Leckwith Hill and Grangemoor Park. Blackcaps (6) well installed.
A single singing Chiffchaff on the Ely Trail between Leckwith Rd and Penarth Rd.
A group of six Greenfinches was a surprise here.
Seems that the regular Cetti’s have shifted location down river towards the Bay–haven’t been singing regularly along the Ely (trail) since last late summer.
Blackcap singing regularly on the Ely Trail. First singing Chiffchaff in Canton this morning.
Canton, Cardiff this morning–singing Blackcap.
One Little Egret present this morning feeding in stream/pool.
Two male Blackcaps in my Garden today.
A Rose /Ring Necked Parakeet in Thompsons Park.
Single Siskin in Sanatorium Park yesterday and a small group of eight this morning.
yesterday, Stonechat and Nuthatch, the latter quite uncommon here.
Fair movement again this morning over Leckwith/some birds over Canton.
c 22,200 flying ssw in an hour and a quarter with birds still passing in lower numbers later.
First big movement of autumn as usual over Canton/Leckwith. 45.000 birds passing ssw in two and a half hours.
Dipper flying down river near Leckwith Hill.
Twenty five Redwings overhead this morning.
Reed Warblers continue to sing/hold territory at least two sites; Cetti’s regularly singing at two or three sites. Lesser Whitethroat singing at Grangemoor Park. Mute Swan with six cygnets.