"Stick to the birds" I hear you shout! Well following the recent pick up in bird movement, most notably Martyn Hnatiuk's very good session at the Kenfig Rivermarsh today, I decided to give one of my local patches a bash. It was great to bump into Terry Tovey there and we got some nice records for the area. These included 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Gannet, 2 Peregrine, 848 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel, 67 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern
One unexpected sighting was an Oystercacher chick swimming across the main channel that forms at this location at high tide. At first I didn't know what it was but a pair of Oystercatchers were seeing off a Lesser Black-backed Gull above gave the game away. The chicks swim must have easily been 100m or more. Luckily it made it to the other side and reunited with parents.