Thursday, 27 December 2012

Gilfach margam mountain

Highlight was a single Teal that flew up from pond at the bodvic stone area in forestry, the bird flew around in a loop before dropping down into boggy pools that have formed in the clear fell, also 8 Snipe flushed from the same area, other birds were Fieldfare 24+30, Buzzard 4, Great spotted woodpecker 1, Starlings 300+, Rook 9, Raven 5, a large flock of 20+ Coal tit with a single Goldcrest amonst them working their way through the small conifers near the pine crossing behind margam, Peregrine 1 over the green fields, Meadow pipits  20+, Bullfinch 2, Mistle thrush 5, still no sign of great grey shrike despite good search of the area, and no sign of any crossbill which is dissapointing, is the felling of the trees having a affect on the birds?
 
 2 of 9 Rooks that flew over
 
 Coal tits

Great spotted woodpecker


Monday, 24 December 2012

xmas wishes

MERRY XMAS TO YOU ALL
HOPE IT STOPS RAINING
AND BIRDS START SHOWING

Nantyffyllon

34 Redpoll around Cwrtymynws yesterday and a pair of Goosander over this morning.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

llangynwyd sewage works

200+ mixed flock of crows, jackdaws, carrion crow and raven, lots of long tailed tit flying about in small flocks along the river with a couple of goldcrest, usual pied wagtails in the sewage works with 2 grey wagtail on the river, no sign of dipper as the river level was very high, 1 peregrine over my house as i left, 2 buzzard, 1 sparrowhawk, siskin were in the alders next to the road, inside the sewage works were 1 moorhen, 2 chiffchaff, 1 redwing, 1 mistle thrush singing.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A day at the feeders

Too wet to get out and about so decided to visit Mr Parsons feeding station in Llangynwyd.
Birds visiting the feeders were: Chaffinch, Robin, Jay, Great spotted woodpecker, Dunnock, Blue, Great and Coal tits, Wren, Nuthatch. Other birds of note were a peregrine that circled over and landed on pylon, raven, buzzard and 6 pied wagtail, mallard calling from river.
 Grey squirrel
 
 Male Blackbird in my garden
 
 Goldfinch in my garden
 
 Blue tit with deformed foot
 
 Dunnock at llangynwyd feeders
 
 Great tit at llangynwyd feeders
 
 Nuthatch


 Robin
 
 Jay
 
 Coal tit
 
 Blue tit
 
 Coal tit feeding on the ground
 
Great spotted woodpecker
 
Chaffinch in my garden

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

cwmfelin

2 WOODCOCK flying side by side into dense woodland opposite llangynwyd rangers football ground @ 17:20

Monday, 17 December 2012

Llangynwyd today.


                                    Jay at feeding station. Also Great spotted woodpecker,
                                    Nuthatch, Great tit, Blue tit and Coal tit.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Parc slip reserve today.

                                   Dunnock
                                  Wren
                                  Great tit
                                   Goldfinch
                                   Reed bunting
                                   Nuthatch
                                  Jay
                                 Chaffinch
                                  Blue tit
                                   Robin
                                   Great spotted woodpecker.
                                   Also Bullfinch, Siskin and Coal tit. Nothing on the
                                   frozen ponds.
4 Waxwings over Macgregor Row @ 09:05, roughly the same time as my other sightings, they were heading South this morning in roughly the same direction as my original sighting a few weeks back

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                 Scarce umber on my window today, also a pair
                                 of Goosander on the river.

Friday, 7 December 2012

8 Waxwings on Forge Road @ 09:00 this AM, birds using same trees as previous sightings.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                    New ponds frozen this morning. 22 Meadow pipit on
                                    the school fields, 6 Redpoll in Alder, 54 Fieldfare over
                                    east and a flock of Long tailed tit and a pair of Goldcrest.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Kenfig saltmarsh & Kenfig rivermouth

Record shot of female hen harrier seen at Kenfig saltmarsh this AM.



Bearded tits heard but not seen, cetti's heard, also present; wigeon, pintail, mallard, mute swan, canada goose, stonechat, teal, reed bunting, robin, magpie, cormorant, carrion crow, blackbird, redpoll, greenfinch, goldfinch, blue tit, bh gull, lbb, gull, gbb gull, common gull, skylark, meadow pipit, chaffinch, goldcrest, long-tailed tit, redwing, fieldfare, coot, moorhen, water rail and snipe.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Maesteg Cemetery

Quiet around the cemetery area, most of the life was in the cemetery (bird life) that is, lots of thrushes that included blackbirds, song thrush, mistle thrush, a few of the common tits, many greenfinches, siskin, nuthatch, female blackcap, and 1 red kite.
 
 Male house sparrow
 Green finch
Red kite