Friday, 30 December 2011

December 2010.

                                      Grey heron, Nantyffyllon.
                                    Maesteg park.
                                      Robin, Nantyffyllon.

                                      The weather has been so dreary this month i thought i would post
                                      these photos from last December. Roll on January, who knows, we
                                      may even see the sun sometime soon.....

Thursday, 29 December 2011

maesteg cemetery - simon's farm - ffos farm

Very windy today so not a lot of birds about
At maesteg cemetery : 1 kestrel and 3 linnet
At simon's farm : 1 goshawk, 2 mallard on pond (picture), 6 goldfinch, 1 nuthatch.
At ffos farm : 100+ redwing, 2 field fare feeding in the fields just before the farm, 1 bird had something white stuck to its back between the shoulders, tag perhaps? couldn't get close enough to make out what it was.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Great grey shrike.

                              Unlucky Badger! Colin Gittins photographed this one at Mynydd penhydd,
                              near Afan Argoed today. 

llangywydd - bodvoc stone

no sign of great grey shrike at the bodvoc stone clear fell but walking in a straight line through the clear fell there is a lot of water holding attracting a lot of snipe managed to count 23 just in one straight line, you could probably double that figure in the area.
34 crossbill feeding in the conifers today also
reedbunting 9, redpoll 11
buzzard 5, raven 2
mistle thrush 5 (2 singing)
redwing 2, siskin 15
coal tit 1, green woodpecker 1
skylark 1, meadow pipit 29

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Nantyffyllon today.

20 Meadow pipit, 3 Redpoll, 1 Green woodpecker, a pair of Ravens fighting overhead and 8 Rook amongst the Jackdaws on the new school playing fields.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


                                                A dull, damp day. 3 Common snipe and 5 male
                                                Bullfinch the only birds of note.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Maesteg Cemetery - Cwmdu

cwmdu this morning very icy under foot on the road.
Redpoll (7+17)
Reed bunting 20+ feeding in the long grass
Buzzard 5
Siskin 15
Bullfinch 7
Jay 13
Field fare 11
Kestrel 1
Green and Great Spotted woodpeckers.
Stock dove 1

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Bwlwarcau today.

                                          Great grey shrike
                                           Blue tit
                                          Also - Stonechat, Snipe, Sparrowhawk and Goshawk.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Llangynwyd sewage works today.

                                           Also 40+ Long tailed tits in 2 flocks
                                                   15 Siskin
                                                   7 Goldcrest
                                                   2 grey wagtail
                                                   40 Redwing
                                                   80+ Pied wagtail on sewage beds.

Monday, 12 December 2011


Red kite right overhead and one of 5 Redpoll feeding on Willowherb. Also 7 Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, Buzzard, Goldcrest and few Song thrush, Blackbird and Mistle thrush on the bank behind the new school.