Thursday, 9 May 2013


Martin Bevan and myself decided to get up at stupid o'clock and go to Porthcawl for a seawatch. We arrived at 6 o'clock to find the " Seawatch Shelter " covered in scaffolding and netting, we just said " Oh dear, how nice and what a pity ".  We decided to try the shelter at the top end of the bay which we found to be blustery to say the least, we had problems holding the tripods and scopes.
Birds were seen which at least was different to the last few goes at seawatching at Porthcawl. Bird of the day was a dark morph Arctic Skua flying down channel, a Whimbrel flew right over us, good numbers of Manxies, Gannets, Fulmars and Scoters were seen and Martin saw a Great Crested Grebe going d/c.
I must also point out Martin's directions were also spot on today not once did I look the wrong way.
We then had a quick walk around the pool at Kenfig finding only a Dunlin and really good numbers of Hirudines and Swifts. Cetti Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat were heard but not seen.

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