Kenfig NNR

Our first ‘Lockdown’, socially distanced, Kenfig Saturday walk was very successful. Eight folk came along, we went down to the pool, (not in the hide, too many folk) then across the dunes to the coast, where the view across the beach was stunning in the sunshine. 25 Gannet were seen over to the west of the Mumbles, by a couple of folk with telescopes. Everyone managed to see a Porpoise, there were at least three.

Highlights include – a fairly close Marsh Harrier, two Sparrowhawks, good views of a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, and a Snipe.

Full List- h – heard

Black-headed Gull , Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Buzzard , Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant Curlew, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit ,h , Greenfinch, Grey Heron , Gannet, Herring Gull , Jackdaw, Kestrel Lesser Black-backed Gull, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit , Mute Swan , Oystercatcher, Robin Skylark, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Stonechat , Swallow, Willow Warbler, h, Woodpigeon , Wren, h,Water Rail, h, Pied Wagtail, h, Tree Creeper, h,

A total of 45!

Many thanks to all who came, and especially to Dave Carrington for leading

One thought on “Kenfig NNR

  1. Sounds good – the harrier must have been exciting for any newish birders. And everyone loves porpoises. I’m surprised that hides are open and being used anywhere. On my last visit to Goldcliffe, hides were clearly marked as no entry but people still entered. Wales is only just behind NW England and N Ireland in COVID rates in UK now.

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