Local Sightings 2015
1st Feb---Goosander on River Thaw, in Cowbridge
Smew seen from Three Fields, Cowbridge
2nd Feb --Red Kite seen over fields in llanblethian, near Cross Inn
Barn owl--along A48 near Bridgend
4th Feb --Dipper seen from bridge in Piccadilly, Llanblethian
--pair of egrets flying over Three Fields
5th Feb --Grey Wagtail seen near Llanblethian Village Hall
6th Feb --Grey Heron and Little Egret in Three Fields, Cowbridge
14th Feb --Little Egret in Three Fields, Cowbridge
15th Feb --White-throated Dipper and Grey Wagtails. Llanblethian Bridge
17th Feb --Goldcrest by River Thaw, Twt Park, Cowbridge
18th Feb ---Dipper on river Ely. Seen from Ely bridge while on the X2 bus.
24th Feb ---Sparrowhawk. Threefields, Cowbridge
28th Feb ---Great spotted woodpecker in flight then drilling on tree. Threefields, Cowbridge.
4th March---Treecreeper on ash tree. Garden/field. Llanblethian
4th March - Common Buzzard over fields to the SW of Llanblethian.
7th March --Bats near Llanblethian Church at dusk. Echolocation at 45 and 60 Hz matches common and pygmy pipistrelle.
18th March--Red kite flying over Llanblethian.
19th March-Chiffchaff singing. Red Admiral butterfly.Llanblethian.
23rd and 25th Merlin in Llandough near the kennels.
29th March and 6th April Red Kite in Llanblethian
5th April--Wheatear Marcross; Choughs, fulmars, kestrels Wick beach
12th April--Brown hare Slade Wood, Southerndown
14th April--Female blackcap, garden,Llanblethian
15th April--swallow, telegraph wires, Llanblethian;male blackcap, orange tipped butterfly, garden Llanblethian
26th April--Cuckoo heard--Twmbarlwm,Risca.
17th April--pair of vagrant Common Cranes flying over Llanblethian.(Also reported at Kenfig Pool on 18th)
6th May---Swifts on Penllyn; Merlin Castle Hill, Llanblethian.
1st September --OTTER River Thaw in Cowbridge