Langland / Caswell

W/pl Red-throated diver close in off Whiteshell Pt this AM.

Great crested grebe at Langland.

The extensive burn last year has taken out a lot of the gorse between Snaple and Whiteshell Pts. However, meadow pipit (1), stonechat (both at Whiteshell Pt), linnet, greenfinch and goldfinch singing / holding territory on the slopes, and rock pipit singing at two locations on the upper shore.

Oxwich Marsh

Brambling (2+) still present. First chiffchaffs noted (3), of which 1 was captured.

Ringing report HERE. Photo of nuthatch below by Richard Dann.

Please don’t forget the GOS Talk on Friday at the Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea. 19:15 start. £1 on door. Talk on the birds and marine mammals seen from the Gower Explorer boat. DYu3ZDhXcAAYKvw

Oxwich Marsh

Swallow foraging over channel near South Pond.

Brambling (f) also present. 4 little egret out of roost. 118 common gull in bay.

Please don’t forget the talk next Friday (Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea) on Seabirds and Marine Mammals seen from the Gower Explorer. 19:15 start. £1 on the door.

The GOS Annual Quiz

Apologies for non-sighting post.

The GOS quiz will be held on Friday 26 Jan at 19:00 at the Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea.
It is always a well-attended evening. Come along and test your knowledge of birds and birding.​
£1 on the door to cover room hire costs.
Always a good prize for the winnter. Last year it was the New Naturalist book on Falcons, by Richard Sale.

Gower Birds: Records Please

Apologies for the non-sightings post.

Please could anyone intending to sightings of birds within the Gower recording area in 2017 send these to Mark Hipkin by the end of February 2017. Mark’s email address is:

Guidance for the submission of records can be found HERE

Many thanks on behalf of the GOS committee.