07 March 2010

Wild Goose Chase at Whiteford Point, Gower

After the plastic nonsense yesterday, Whiteford provided some real wild geese! Not a bad day today at Whiteford with the winter visitors still showing well. A Jack Snipe was seen on the way to the hide with 10+ Snipe. The Hide, possibly the coldest anywhere in the world, is well placed to view the Burry Inlet's specialities. At least 2 (possibly 3) Slavonian Grebe, 213 Brent Goose, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 56 Eider. Also present 5 Shoveler, 3 Common Scoter and 12 Great Crested Grebe as well as a good variety of waders. No raptors at all was unexpected.

Brent Geese feeding in front of the hide.
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Raft of Eider diving together
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Slavonian Grebe from Hide

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Nice work Speilberg. Must have been a bit nippy out there in that breeze despite the sunshine. The hides at WWT were much warmer with Bittern, 2 Spoonbills and the usual wader assemblage, but I still prefer the wilds of Whiteford.