Sunday, January 06, 2013

A day out down west.........

Myself and Peter Morgan decided to head west today in the hope of firstly connecting with the Long-tailed Duck which has been at the harbour in Burry Port for a couple of weeks and after meeting up at Sarn at 08.15 we rolled into Burry Port at about 09.00.
It took us a little while to find the duck as it was feeding/diving in the innermost harbour but after finding it the bird performed quite well for the cameras and we both managed some nice shots.
We then worked our way back east first calling in at WWT Penclacwydd where a Bar-tailed Godwit,Wigeon and Curlew showed well at the rear of the British Steel Hide.
We then decided to check out the two feeding stations set up as part of the Gower Tree Sparrow Project.
We quickly found the feeder at the new station at Monklands Farm,plenty of Chaffinches,tits and a Robin but alas no Tree Sparrows.
We followed the footpath up to Nicholston Farm the site of the original station which was about a 20min walk and the site was very quiet with little activity,again no Tree Sparrows.
By this time we had received news of the Bonaparte's Gull found at Ogmore but with the light failing and not enough time left on the day to make a detour we headed for home.
There's always tomorrow.............

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