Migrants on the Move

Sand Martins by markkilner, on Flickr
Sand Martins by markkilner, on Flickr

The first of this Spring’s migrants are now arriving in our region.  Wheatears and Chiffchaffs have already been reported and it must only be a matter of days before Sand Martins are back with us.  Cardiff Bay is often a good place to see these hirundines in numbers as they hawk prey over the water.

March of course, is a crossover month, with many winter visitors still present.  Purple Sandpipers remain at Ogmore and Black Redstarts are still on show at the Cardiff Bay Barrage. This year has been especially good for Great Grey Shrikes, and we’ve had a small party of Pink-footed Geese at Kenfig and surrounds.  Both are uncommon in East Glamorgan.

Follow our links for Local Bird News to keep up to date with bird sightings in the region.  BirdTrack too, has a range of tools that enable you to track species whereabouts and arrival and departure times.

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