E. and W. Aberthaw

A tad late posting, but walked from E. Aberthaw round the front of the power station to W Aberthaw on Sat 8th. There was a nice breeze coming up the channel. At E. Aberthaw lagoon a pair of Mute Swans with 4 fully grown cygnets, several Coot, a Moorhen. On the power station buildings, about 400 Starlings, and in the grounds a flock of 250 resting Gulls, mostly Herring. A rather dusky looking male Pied Wag was on the beach [coal dust??]. On the shoreline pools, 2 Litte Egret and 2 Grey Heron, plus 30 Oystercatcher. A flock of c.20 Linnet were flitting around and by the Leys, and female Wheatear and a feeding flock of Goldfinch.

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