Forest Farm

Forest Farm is a small local nature reserve on the outskirts of Cardiff not far from the Coryton roundabout (M4 Junction 32). There are two bird hides as well as the Glamorganshire Canal, where mallards and moorhen are quit common, and if you’re lucky you’ll see grey herons, kingfishers or snipe. On the river Taff nearby you’ll also be able to see blackheaded gull, goosanders and cormorants.

[External links : Friends of Forest Farm, Bird Forum Opus, Glamorganshire Canal local nature reserve (Wikipedia)]

Birds displayed so far in these blogs the (see also Forest Farm Bird List for more details) :

Blackbird


No blog entry yet. throughout the woods

Blackheaded Gull


No blog entry yet. river Taff

Blue Tit


No blog entry yet. hides #1 and #2
warden centre hide
Glamorganshire canal

Bullfinch


8 November 2016
6 March 2017
25 November 2017
warden centre hide

Buzzard


26 May 2018 river Taff near M4

Canada Goose


10 February 2018 river Taff

Carrion Crow


8 April 2018 path near allotments

Chaffinch


19 April 2018 warden centre hide
Glamorganshire canal

Coal Tit


9 October 2017
6 October 2018
warden centre hide

Collared Dove


No blog entry yet. Glamorganshire canal

Cormorant


10 April 2017
6 April 2018
river Taff

Dipper


21 January 2017
13 January 2018
Melingruffydd feeder
river Taff
Glamorganshire canal

Dunnock


19 November 2016
31 October 2017
7 March 2018
bird hide #2
warden centre hide
Melingruffydd feeder
See also the Forest Farm Dunnock Page from the bird hides and warden centre hide

Goosander


22 December 2015
24 April 2018
river Taff

Great Tit


31 October 2018 hides #1 and #2
warden centre hide
Glamorganshire canal

Greenfinch


1 April 2017 warden centre hide

Green Woodpecker


No blog entry yet. hide #2

Grey Heron


17 October 2016
28 January 2017
7 May 2018
bird hides #1 & #2
river Taff
heronry between Asda car park and Coryton railway cutting
Glamorganshire canal

Grey Wagtail


18 November 2017
23 May 2018
river Taff
old Glamorganshire Canal
Glamorganshire Canal

Jay


26 March 2017
29 September 2018
bird hide #2
See also the Forest Farm Jay Page from the bird hides

Kingfisher


21 August 2015
17 July 2016
18 November 2016
3 July 2017
28 March 2018
bird hides #1 & #2
Glamorganshire canal
Melingruffydd feeder
river Taff
See also the Forest Farm Kingfisher Page with records from the bird hides

Lesser Black-backed Gull


No blog entry yet. river Taff near Radyr Weir

Little Grebe


30 January 2018 river Taff

Magpie


No blog entry yet. throughout the nature reserve in a variety of habitats

Mallard


4 October 2015
27 October 2016
3 March 2017
bird hides #1 & #2
Glamorganshire canal
river Taff
Melingruffydd feeder

Mistle Thrush


5 May 2018 Melingruffydd feeder

Moorhen


1 November 2016
17 December 2016
16 August 2018
bird hides #1 & #2
Glamorganshire canal
river Taff

Nuthatch


11 October 2017
4 October 2018
bird hide #2
warden centre hide
See also the Forest Farm Nuthatch Page from bird hide #2 and warden centre hide
Glamorganshire Canal

Pied Wagtail


No blog entry yet. river Taff near Radyr Weir

Reed Bunting


14 January 2017
23 April 2018
bird hide #2

Reed Warbler


No blog entry yet. bird hides #1 & #2

Robin


13 November 2017 bird hides #1 & #2
warden centre hide
Glamorganshire Canal

Snipe


15 October 2016
13 March 2017
6 October 2017
bird hide #2
See also the Forest Farm Snipe Page with records from bird hide #2

Song Thrush


15 March 2017
13 October 2018
throughout the woods

Treecreeper


26 January 2018 river Taff downstream from Radyr Weir
Glamorganshire Canal
Melingruffydd feeder

Water Rail


26 November 2017
5 August 2018
bird hides #1 and #2

Wood Pigeon


4 July 2018 throughout the woods, especially near the Glamorganshire Canal

Wren


3 January 2017 warden centre hide, Melingruffydd feeder, Glamorganshire Canal
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