More Choughs on Locks Common

A month ago I saw 4 choughs on Locks Common Porthcawl, and a couple of weeks ago two flew along the seafront. This morning there was a single bird, making a lot of noise, on the cliffs. Could they be thinking about breeding here? There is a lot of disturbance with walkers and dogs, but there are areas of the cliffs which are inaccessable.

A multitude of buzzards

Several times recently, including today, I have seen no less than 9 buzzards together on a field near Merthyr Mawr. The field is down to Oilseed Rape, but rabbits have taken much of the crop , leaving several acres of bare earth. There are many worm casts on the soil surface, and I assume that the buzzards are after worms – the birds are spread out across the field. Several of them are immature, so presumably a family group (or several families?) A few weeks ago there was a Merlin on the field, presumably doing the same thing.