The Neath Estuary from time to time throws up some great days birding. Today was one of those days. I usually access the river from the Neath Canal via the Square Pond. I had a brief encounter with a fem/imm Black Redstart in the field with horses opposite the Metal Box playing fields. In the same field was a rather obliging Water Rail.
The estuary was full of life with Dabchick, Little Egret, Teal, Mallard, Goosander and Lapwing all in good numbers as well as plenty of Gulls.