Thursday, 17 November 2016

Seawatch at Porthcawl

Martin Bevan and myself spent between 7am and 9pm seawatching from Porthcawl.

As soon as the light allowed we were treated to 1000 plus Black Headed Gulls in quite close going down channel in amongst we picked up 12 Med. Gulls.

Soon after a Red Throated Diver went down channel, along with 3 Fulmars and 3 Gannets. 3 Common Scoters were observed and a steady stream of Auks most of which seemed to be Guillemots kept going all the time we were there. One Shag went west very close in.

By now a stream of Kittiwakes were going down channel we counted nearly 900 but could easily have been a lot more.

Further out a Juvenile Dark Phase Pomarine Skua went west and then strangely for this time of year a Manx Shearwater went down channel close in.

Other birds seen were 4 Oystercatchers, 4 Ringed Plovers and 4 Turnstones.

Martin also seen a Harbour Porpoise.

We then went over to Kenfig and had an hour in the hide. Nothing unusual seen, wildfowl present included Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Wigeon, Teal and Goldeneye.

On the way back to the centre near the feeders we had quite a surprise when a weasel popped out twice onto the edge of the path. Really good views were had for a change.

Black Headed Gull and Common Gull

Black Headed Gull

Herring Gull

Black Headed Gull




1 comment:

  1. Nice shots and great couple hours and thank you for shareing my sick day and will have to get a loaf of bread and do it again soon