Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunday Outing to the Seaside

Martin Bevan and myself decided to have a visit to Kenfig on Sunday morning to see if they was any visible migration going on.
We met Neil Donaghy in the car park and walked around the east part of the pool with him and he told us how bad the pool had become eg. only seeing Pochard and Wigeon once this year. Sure enough the only wildfowl on the pool was a single Teal and a few Mallard. Martin was inconsolable to find there was not even one Coot. There was plenty of migration taking place with plenty of Swallows, Chaffinches and Linnet moving through. Martin called a flyover Green Sandpiper which was first for the year for the pool. Also three Sparrowhawks provided some interest. Plenty of Cetti Warblers were heard but none seen.
We left Neil and walked around the west side of the pool, down through the dunes and onto Sker. Lots of Stonechats, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were around also a Garden Warbler and a fly over Tree Pipit were surprising at this time of year.
The rocks at Sker produced Knot, Dunlin, Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Curlew and a flock of Golden Plover of over 400 birds.
A Little Owl was then seen at Sker House on the walk back.
Back at the centre it was nice to have a chat with Wayne Morris, Dave Carrington, Alan Rosney, Graham Powell and even Beaky who were doing various things with the Glamorgan Club's Big Day.


  1. Wheatear shot looking good and did you see at three a pair of whooper swans turn up for twenty minutes , before being chased off by the mute swans.