11 May 2010

Osprey at Crymlyn Burrows

There was a report yesterday on the Glamorgan Birds website from N.E. that "the now familiar sight of an Osprey" at the Neath River. I'm not sure how long this bird has been around, in any case I was very pleased to catch up with it today. Nice one N.E. great record. I was on the beach when, on two occasions, about an hour before and an hour after high tide, the bird successfully caught a fish at the rivermouth. I informed Barry Stewart about the sighting and he mentioned that it may be the same bird that stuck around for a while last autumn. I hope for this to be the case, and I wouldn't mind betting that this bird will show around high tide in the same location tomorrow. I would also suggest viewing from the Baglan side of the river. The beach was busy with waders once again today with 12 Bar-tailed Godwit(1 in summer plumage shown above), 1 Whimbrel, 118 Sanderling, 87 Dunlin, 45 Ringed Plover and 2 fine summer plumage Turnstone doing what they do best in the video below
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3 comments:

Barry Stewart said...

Cracking summer Bar-wit Mark and let's hope the Osprey eventually finds a friend!

Anonymous said...

If it finds a friend i take it that you will stop putting postings on the net then

Barry Stewart said...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here!