I photographed these black-tailed godwits at Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham on 5 June.
While external examining at Royal Holloway University of London on 6-8 June, I saw 2 red kites over the M4 at Hungerford on 6th, and saw several ring-necked parakeets in Egham. I then drove to Orielton to teach a field course between 8-15 June. Highlights here were manx shearwaters, guillemots, razorbills, a puffin, fulmars, and 2 choughs at Stack Rocks. There were 3 grey seals offshore.
We also saw 2 puffins and 2 choughs at Stackpole. Around the field centre at Orielton was a singing male grasshopper warbler, the first I have seen here in 10 years. I also photographed some damselflies and dragonflies, including broad bodied chasers, common blue damselfly and the blue-tailed damselfly.
Up to 170 lesser horseshoe bats still roost on site.
There was a red kite near Camarthen on our return journey on 15 June.
I didn't know about the COLLARED PRATINCOLE at the National Wetlands Centre Wales, near Llanelli when I drove down the M4 on Wednesday, but I couldn't resist a father's day treat to see the bird on 19th. I managed to get the photos below in the heat haze.
Also present were 2 adult Mediterranean gulls, a yellow-legged gull, a greenshank, 2 spoonbills, and an escaped African spoonbill.