Friday, 30 October 2015


                                 Grey Heron
                                Grey wagtail

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Mynydd Margam

                      Lovely evening light at the top and a flock of
                      24 Crossbill flying around.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Ogmore Estuary

 15 October 2015                                               Cormorants
                                                                            Little Egret
                                                    Canada geese and Common sandpiper
                                                                          Rock pipit

mewslade gower

A walk down mewslade valley this morning with Colin gittens and Paul parsons, plenty of birds fluttering through the scrubs along the path both sides with the usual tits goldcrests and chiffchaff among them also plenty of thrushes mainly black birds and song thrush with the odd redwing there. Along the clifftops were kestrel chough raven and a single wheatear, Paul also had a single whitethroat. Overall much bird life but no rarities until we arrived back at the farm near the main road where we spotted a few larks sitting on the barn roof, a quick glance and we could see instantly the wing patch on the side with a very short looking tail confirmed that we were looking at 3 woodlarks. A very happy ending to our walk !

 Woodlarks- you can clearly see the wing patches and short tail projection that you would probably struggle to see in vegetation in the field. and below you can see the eye stripe that extends to the back of the head almost touching forming a v effect

 A pair of kestrels
Fox moth caterpillar a coastal species
Female kestrel

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Kenfig Pool

Yellow browed warbler was very vocal but elusive showing just briefly on occasions
Plenty of hoverflies still about in this lovely sunshine mainly on Sea aster Didea fasciata being a surprise among them also.

 Didea fasciata

Eristalis arbustorum

Migrant hawker dragonfly
Comma butterfly

Sphaerophoria species

Eristalis tenax