Wednesday, 27 February 2013
A female Hen Harrier circled around me before drifting north at Maesteg cemetery at 9AM this morning. There was a flock of 28 Lesser Redpoll at Cwrtymynws and 22 Rook were on the new school fields. Song thrush, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldcrest and Collared doves were in song in the cemetery also.
Sunday, 24 February 2013
A walk around the cwmdu area through cwmducanol farm down to the footbridge and back up through ffos farm, breeding season is nearly upon us with singing coal and great tits, chaffinch, greenfinch and mistle thrush also singing, other birds in the area were 7 redwing (5+1+1) buzzard 1, reed bunting 1, stonechat 1(m), green woodpecker 1, great spotted woodpecker 1, goshawk 1, small flock of chaffinch at ffos farm with a 2 pairs of goldfinch flying around the fields and 2 long tailed tits in hedge
Pond at cwmducanol farm
New footbridge over river at the back of ffos farm
Blue Tit checking out possible nest hole
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Hello all, this isn't a sighting but I thought some of you may be interested. I have just (yesterday) put a new pond in my front garden it measures 3m x 2m and is approx. 45cms at its deepest. It has been installed primarily to attract more wildlife to my garden so will only be planted with native species except for a Nymphaea species as our native will be too big. It's really just an excuse for me to do pond dipping in my own garden. Anyway this is how it looks at the moment. The liner will have its final trim today.
I will post updates as it gets colonised.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
30 Redwing and 20 Meadow pipit were in the fields,
80 Pied wagtail and 70 Carrion crow were on the
sewage beds and Dippers were displaying on the river.
A female Sparrowhawk flew through and Goldcrests
treecreepers were singing.