14 March 2013

Slow-worms in Gorseinon

Lifted a few felts tiles in the garden around mid-day to discover two Slow-worms toasting beneath. Earlier a Common Sandpiper on the estuary was a sign of things on the move and yesterday Philip Croft saw a male Wheatear east of Mewslade. Other early spring arrivals I've heard of in our area include 3 Sand Martins at Swansea Vale on the 10th (Alastair Flannigan), with another at Brunel Dock the same day (Mark Hipkin & Rob Jones) and earlier still a White Wagtail in the Upper Loughor on the 9th (Chris Brewer). CLICK HERE for updated first arrivals.

1 comment:

GMT said...

I had a Chiffchaff in Swansea on 5th March (the one really spring-like day), but it wasn't singing - perhaps an overwinterer?

Also a Comma, two Small Tortoiseshells and an Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) - seems like a distant memory already...