3 Great Northern Divers, 1 swimming from Swansea direction towards pier then not seen again, 2 closer in swimming other way, came close in by yacht club then spent an hour further out opposite The Mumbles Carlton. 14 Turnstones, 9 Redshank, 2 Cormorants on lifeboat station slipway. 9.30-11a.m

Kenfig to Pink Bay

3 Whimbrel on grass next to Sker Point, 5 near Pink Bay. 4 Wheatear Pink Bay, 2 Pool fields (all 6 female). Red Crested Pochard on Kenfig Pool. A dozen Swifts over pool/east fields. Cettis Warbler seen n/e corner of pool, Reed Warblers heard. Cuckoo seen north side of pool, with lots of Meadow Pipits around it. Lapwing further over. Plenty of Whitethroats and Stonechats.

Portobello, Ogmore

Goldeneyes at least 21 female and 17 males, some head throwing. Female Sparrowhawk flew through. Goosanders 2 male 1 female. Cormorants 7, Redshanks 2, Curlew 1. 2 Grey Wagtails, at least a dozen Pied Wagtails and similar numbers of meadow pipits. Pair Stonechats.

Sker Rocks

5 Purple Sandpipers , 12+ Curlews, 50+ Oystercatchers, 500+flock of Golden Plovers, mini flock of 6 Pied Wagtails, 20+ Turnstones, 2 Redshank, possible bar tailed godwit ?

Is this a bar tailed Godwit?
Is this a bar tailed Godwit?
(very poor photo attached)


Bearded Tit in the persistent rain at 10.25am, in reeds behind the info boards on the boardwalk. It looked like it intended to come out of the reeds but flew off with a ‘ping’ when some pushchairs approached. It was worth a soaking to see one for the first time!