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Griswold’s UK Birding List 2021 (2 Viewers)

ClarkWGriswold

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Me and the boy covered just under 10 miles on the other side of the valley today. Beautiful around Neath Golf club. Stunning Female wire haired Vizsla up there as well.

Good few Buzzards were around along with a couple of Red Kites. Nice to add Kestrel to the year list. Not many around here at all.

60. Kestrel
 

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Julie50

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Isn’t that interesting, do you think it is lack of food? I see a kestrel at least once a week when I am walking from one school building to the other in very urban Tipton, Sandwell!
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Not sure tbh Julie. They used to nest under the M4 bridge when I was a kid but haven’t done so for years. You do see them but far from weekly.

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Finally managed to see a Rook on Friday. Drove to local B&M to pick up some firewood and there a few in Rhos.

62. Rook

Looking at walking the pup down to Pant y Sais Fen today as the weather is so nice. Fingers crossed for Reed Bunting :D
 

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Well the plans have changed. Pup will have to make do with a walk up the mountain. Looks like I’m making Welsh Cakes with my oldest.

Happy St David’s Day all.

Rich
 

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Wandered down to the Square Pond today with Bud. Year ticked GCG. Beautiful weather here today.

Somebody else enjoying the sun took a real shine to Bud. He sat there giving her his paw and blagged himself a pack of ready salted crisps:ROFLMAO:

63. GCG
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Lovely day out with my youngest yesterday. Started at Dinas which was very quiet but lovely just to be able to walk around. I mentioned later in the day to a Carms birder that the bird table had gone and he said it had been nicked!

Next it was off to Pencarreg. Struggled to get near the pond so parked by a Rover 45 that looked like it had been practised on by the fire brigade. Got the scope out and Max and I were quickly on 2 Ring-necked Ducks and a male Greater Scaup. Particularly pleased with the Scaup as it hadn’t been reported. In a very polite and pleasant manner I was then told that we’d parked on private ground so off we went.

Next it was down to Talley Abbey. Carms is a stunning county and I’d recommend it to everyone. The lakes at Talley are set in beautiful landscape. On the first lake we picked up a couple of Goldeneye whilst several Red Kites were over the hills.

From here we went to Cilsan Bridge via Dewi Roberts Butchers in Llandeilo. Picked up some lovely looking free range bacon and pork and garlic sausages, along with a couple of pork pies and a chicken pie. At Cilsan there were 23 Whoopers.

From here we went to Kidwelly Quay. A few ChiffChaff around the water treatment plant but otherwise very quiet. Some fella had taken it upon himself to walk out across the mud flats!!!

Home now as Max was getting tired. Discussed going for the Walrus but I didn’t want to spoil an excellent day with him.

69. Ring-necked Duck
70. Greater Scaup
71. Whooper Swan
72. Eurasian Teal
73. Reed Bunting
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Cracking day today. Highlight being the smoked free range bacon from Dewi Roberts butchers in Llandeilo. Just the right amount of fat to meat. Smokiness spot on. And the rind was on. Best bacon I’ve had in a long time.

Oh... and the Walrus remained at Tenby :ROFLMAO:
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Stopped off at Kenfig Pool on my way home from work today. Always good to catch up with Tom and some nice and easy year ticks.

74. White-fronted Goose
75. Pochard
76. Gadwall
77. Sand Martin
78. Cettis Warbler
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Nipped down to the North Gower after work today. 4 other birders present at Werffrwd. All distanced and good company.

79. Swallow
80. Common Snipe
81. Greenfinch
82. Great Egret

A bit late in the year so none of the hoped for raptors.
 

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Beautiful morning out with my youngest today. A bit nippy but great. Started at Newport Wetlands and ended with Goldcliff. Brilliant to bump into Owen again. I think the last time we met was at the Sabines Gull at Rhaslas. Lots of other friendly birders there as well and all distancing. Added the following:

85. Marsh Harrier
86. Little Grebe
87. Wigeon
88. Northern Shoveller
89. Garganey
90. Dunlin
91. Ringed Plover
92. Little Ringed Plover
93. Ruff
94. Avocet
95. Black-tailed Godwit
96. Tundra Bean Goose
97. Lapwing

Rich
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Beautiful walk around Whiteford Point today. Pup was a little unsettled with so many sheep around. Bird wise it was fairly quiet. The expected Brents appear to have departed. Did manage to get to the 100 for the year at last though.

98. Eider
99. Grey Plover
100. Common Gull
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Lovely walk up to the Cimla with the boy today. 1st local Swallow over St Matthew’s church. Great views of a Cettis down on the Tenant Canal and good to watch some Sand Martins by the college bridge. Also heard my 1st Willow Warbler of the year.

101. Willow Warbler
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Ducked down to Burryport and Pembrey after work today. Good to catch up with Bernie- apologies for Bud’s constant whining Bern.

Added the following:

102. Rock Pipit
103. Turnstone
104. Bar-tailed Godwit
105. Knot
 

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