13 February 2011

Oxwich Hide now open

The boardwalk to the new hide at Oxwich was completed last week and Nick Edwards (CCW warden) informed me that it is now open to visitors. This really is a excellent facility and will provide birdwatchers the opportunity to better appreciate this fantastic reserve. Because of ongoing site management, waterbirds now have options on four areas of open water and yesterday ducks were spread between North, Middle and South Ponds, totals including 74 Gadwall and a fine male Pintail.

Paul Tyrrel was in the hide yesterday and captured this super action shot of a female Hen Harrier hunting the marsh.


David Gill said...

We saw the hen harrier there yesterday (Saturday). For a more distant view see here.

Sandra Stewart said...

Love the catwalk strut Neil :)

Mark Hipkin said...

Great shot Paul. What an amazing local patch!

Jeff said...

Paid a couple of visits to the hide for the first time yesterday with friend Neil Davies on a pre-international loop walk around Oxwich/Slade coast,terrific hide and although the South pool was quite quiet it is not difficult to see what massive potential the reserve has.
It was really heartenning to see the superb quality of the hide and the tremendous work that has gone into rejuvenating a superb reserve that had really fallen into decline.
This is destined to become the premier reserve in West Glamorgan and "hats off" to all involved.

Lorna said...

Hi there, is it a posibilty that i seen a Hen Harrier flying around the Margam Park Port Talbot Area, as i was in the area yesterday and i am damn sure i seen her flying above, absolutly stunning gliding through the air like she owned the skies.