Oxwich Bay

Did my “dead bird” survey this morning.. Unfortunately there were a lot.!! Mixture of lapwings, turnstones & a couple of blackbirds..

Otherwise.. good mixed flock of ringed plovers & sanderlings.. Oystercatchers, common gulls, 1 great crested grebe.. Very quiet on a stunning Spring morning

Ringed Gulls in Bracelet Bay

Been several ringed gulls in Bracelet Bay this past week.. My old friend Med gull E825 (been visiting us since 2006 from Antwerp) A Finnish BH gull ST285095 (still waiting the history) and today another Belgium Med gull E913701this time without the plastic DARVIC ring which makes i.d. so much easier..

Bracelet Bay Sea Watch this afternoon

Started with me finding a small pod of 3 harbour porpoise foraging in the outgoing tide race.. Nice! They were being followed by plenty of manxies, several gannets, 1 fulmar, kittiwakes.. And through that scope view flew a skein of 6 common scoter.. Wow.. Plenty of other stuff going up and down channel.. Several GBB gulls, lots of auk species.. 3 rock pipits flew in off the sea.. 1 mead gull in the car park.. along with several herring gull. Raven overhead

Oxwich South pond

nice views of the overwintering ringtail harrier this afternoon.. Also present, buzzard, little grebes, mallard, couple of mute swans, pair of teal,singing Cetti’s, and several chiffchaff,.. We also thought we’d heard and seen a willow warbler

Oxwich South Pond

Wildfowl numbers starting to build.. Shoveller, teal, mallard, gadwall, 1 female pintail, widgeon…… little grebes, grey heron, cormorant, moorhens, squealing water rail, cettis, snipe (possible jack),


No more sightings ¬†of the bittern reported last week….