Trip reports

April morning walk around Oxwich Nature Reserve.

April morning walk around Oxwich Nature Reserve.
John Roach

Sunday, 29 April 2018

It was a sunny but cold morning when eight members met up at the Oxwich Beach car park. There were many singing birds as we headed out along the northern edge of the sand dunes but few were showing themselves. Chiff-chaffs were heard and seen as well as resident birds e.g. kestrel, jackdaw, wood pigeon, jay, etc. The strip of woodland near the road yielded many woodland birds e.g.great tit, bllue tit, long tailed tit, mistle thrush, blackbird and whitethroats, willow warbler and blackcap were heard before being seen. A visit to the marsh hide produced some water birds e.g. moorhen, mallard and heron with a male reed bunting on a tree near the hide. Going back to the car park a bullfinch pair and a wren were seen as the temperature began to rise to a comfortable level. In all 28 species were seen and the walk was quite refreshing after a week of unsettled weather.