The Gower

Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th August 2009

I spent a few days on the Gower, earlier this week, staying in Berry, near Scurlage. It was a family break but there were a few birding highlights.
Above: Worm's Head, Rhossili
On Tuesday I spent an hour seawatching at Port Eynon Point and saw five Manx Shearwaters, a Kittiwake, five Sandwich Terns, a Fulmar, and three Shags (below). On Wednesday at The Mumbles there were around 100 Kittiwakes (next photo below) on and around the colony on the pier, and about 30 Turnstones (bottom photo) on the beach. The best birds however were two Choughs (top photo) at Worm's Head, near the coastguard lookout, being alarmed initially by a Raven.

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