Today at 0900 a chiffchaff flitting about in my front garden right outside the window. Plumage a bit nondescript – almost same colour below as above, eyestripe indistinct.
Barn Owl seen flying over Llantwit Major town centre. About 2230 on Sun 1st Dec.
3x swallows seen 3rd April about 1400. First of the year for me, seems early this year, and on a pretty cold day too.
Found a dipper on the river at 1100 on 7Nov17 just upstream of Ham Manor. First I’ve seen in this area in 26 years!
Probable ring ouzel (fem or imm) seen flying back from the harbour/breakwater back towards car park areas. Friday 29th Sept about 3:45 pm.
Two mediterranean gulls circled the car park at the beach briefly at 13:30 before heading east along the coast.
I viewed the scoter rafts from Rhossili on 7Feb17 – think there were 20-30 scoters in the two rafts I saw but at the limit of my camera’s zoom. (Corrected see comments) Initially thought these were mostly velvet scoters, with a female smew with this group, and also a scaup seen there too. Now likely to be mostly common scoters – maybe one velvet scoter with a white flash. Plus seven sightings of chough (at least three individuals) and the great northern diver(s) at Port Eynon.
2x water rail seen on 23rd Jan. Two separate birds several hundred yards apart, a quiet day so wandering away from the river a few yards. Just sorted my WordPress account..minor achievement.