Ongoing habitat restoration by CCW in the marsh at Oxwich has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of waterfowl using the site during the winter, with over 100 each of Wigeon, Teal and Gadwall having been recorded during the recent cold weather. This morning I counted the following: 2 Little Grebe, 9 Greylag, 85 Gadwall, 138 Teal, 1 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 19 Moorhen and 18 Water Rails. Finches in the Alders included counts of 80 Siskin, 70 Goldfinch & 7 Lesser Redpoll.
immature male Pintail in rather gloomy conditions this morning
Nick Edwards (CCW warden) informs me that further habitat improvements are scheduled before work on the new hide is completed, so there may be some disturbance on site over the coming weeks.