Many thanks to Strinda Davies for leading today’s GBC walk at Kenfig NNR and also to the 21 participants for coming along. Highlights included a diving Shag close in at Sker Point found by Alan Rosney, Golden Plover in breeding plumage, 2 Wheatear, a House Martin, Swallows and a flock of Sanderling.
There were dozens of Willow Warbler in song on the walk to Sker, along with a supporting cast including Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Dunnock and Skylark.
Forty species were seen or heard on the walk to/from Sker Point, and those who stayed on for a brief visit to Kenfig Pool added a further 15 species.
Full species list:
Sker walk: Canada Goose, Mallard, Shag, Buzzard, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling, Turnstone, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wren, Starling, Blackbird, Robin, Stonechat, Wheatear, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Linnet.
Kenfig Pool (additional species): Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Cormorant, Moorhen, Coot, Sand Martin, Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warbler.