Oxwich Marsh

Swallow foraging over channel near South Pond.

Brambling (f) also present. 4 little egret out of roost. 118 common gull in bay.

Please don’t forget the talk next Friday (Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea) on Seabirds and Marine Mammals seen from the Gower Explorer. 19:15 start. £1 on the door.

Whiteford Walk Cancelled

The GOS walk around Whiteford Point due to be held tomorrow has been cancelled due to the poor forecast. Apologies for the late notice. Bob Tallack had stepped in to lead (as Eddie has had a fall while skating), but it is looking cold, wet and miserable unfortunately.

The GOS Annual Quiz

Apologies for non-sighting post.

The GOS quiz will be held on Friday 26 Jan at 19:00 at the Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea.
It is always a well-attended evening. Come along and test your knowledge of birds and birding.​
£1 on the door to cover room hire costs.
Always a good prize for the winnter. Last year it was the New Naturalist book on Falcons, by Richard Sale.

Gower Birds: Records Please

Apologies for the non-sightings post.

Please could anyone intending to sightings of birds within the Gower recording area in 2017 send these to Mark Hipkin by the end of February 2017. Mark’s email address is: markhipkin1@gmail.com

Guidance for the submission of records can be found HERE

Many thanks on behalf of the GOS committee.

Oxwich Marsh

A little run of yellow wagtails at the marsh in the last ten days, including different birds roosting with pied/white wags on Friday and Saturday.

Quiet for migrants with small numbers of reed and sedge warbler, a whitethroat and a tree pipit captured during the Welsh Ringing Course.

More information HERE.