14 May 2010

Eiders at Loughor Bridge

Eiders on the Burry with Penclawdd in the background
The annual Eider migration from Whiteford to Loughor Bridge took place today ... and then they all went back again on the receding tide! Why they do this every spring is beyond me? 31 birds counted (17m, 14f). Also 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 180 Oystercatcher and 6 Gadwall. The Common Seal was still present a couple of days ago on its favourite sand bank at SS559979.
Very calm conditons made for a few good photo opportunities ...
... view from Bynea looking towards Gowerton

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