18 April 2010

Migrant bonanza at Eglwys Nunydd

A great day at Eglwys Nunydd today. I was accompanied by Ieuan Blackmore in the morning around the Reservoir before making the hike to the Kenfig River and around Margam Moors later. It was a case of migrant catch up, after a couple of slow weeks. A cracking male Redstart was a nice find in the bushes at the back (west) of the res. Also along here were 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Whitethroat. The male Sedge Warbler below sat nicely for a few shots and also treated us to some song-flights. This fine male White Wagtail was making the most of the dropping water levels.
The Kenfig River and Margam Moors were quieter by comparison. 3 Gadwall at the saltmarsh and a Reed Warbler here also. 4 White Wagtails flew through here and this Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas showed well.

Margam Moors produced 1 Peregrine, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler. Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were common throughout the day as were small groups of Swallow with a few Sand Martin also noted.

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