01 January 2012

Oxwich Bay

Nicholaston Pill post flush!
I couldn't resist another trip down to Oxwich this morning and managed to add Glaucous Gull to the list of birds seen there in the last few weeks, a fine 1st winter bird at Nicholaston Pill. This was in a flock of 6,000 gulls (Herring and Common mostly) and 72 Cormorants at Nicholaston Pill which were flushed by the first early morning dog-walkers, most birds flying inland or out to sea. I bumped into Rob Taylor who had made some counts early on which included 62 Gannets, 207 Razorbills, 732 Kittiwakes (he saw over 900 a few days back) and 139 Shags. Also present were 2 Great Northern Divers (1 very close to the car park), a few Red-throated Divers & 7+ Grey Seals.
Nicholaston Pill mid-flush!

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

The 2nd winter Iceland Gull was seen this afternoon by Rob Taylor, although he said that numbers were well down on previous days.