Ogmore-by-Sea

There was a black tailed godwit, 10 goosander and 4 common sandpiper on the river at Portobello with 8 greylags.

A redstart was on the green lane from Ogmore to Norton Farm

In Pant Norton there was a lesser whitethroat, 4 common whitethroat good numbers of willow warbler and 2 chiff chaff

Porthcawl Dolphins

Not a bird sighting but this morning there was a pod of 10/12 common dolphin 3 1/2 miles out from Porthcawl heading east. I picked them up with my telescope and counted 3 plus a juvenile. I telephoned the skipper of a local fishing boat who was in the area and he was able to confirm that they were common and not bottlenose and that the count was 10/12.

Newton Point

There was a good selection of waders on Newton Point at high tide this afternoon until a dog walker arrived.copy-of-dsc_1741

Purple sandpiper 2, grey plover 9, ringed plover 50, turnstone 21, sanderling 4, oystercatcher 2, and about 50 dunlin (they flew before I counted). A sparrowhawk  was also investigating the flock.