GOWER AND WEST GLAMORGAN
HIGHLIGHTS: There was a Lapland Bunting at Rhossilli (15th) with two more at Weobley (12th). Ospreys were at Weobley (2nd), with possibly the same bird over Llanrhidian, and Neath (17th). A Ruff was at Wernffrwd (17th). Four Curlew Sandpipers and a Little Stint were at Whiteford, with another Curlew Sandpiper at Salthouse Point.
NEATH/PORT TALBOT: A Rose-coloured Starling visited a Sandfields Estate garden (from 29th). Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir held two Black-necked Grebes, 31 Little Grebes, a Black Tern and an Arctic Tern. Crymlyn Burrows had 256 Sanderling, 220 Ringed Plovers, 60 Dunlin and five Knot (3rd), when 450 Oystercatchers, 78 Curlews, 12 Knot and two Whimbrels were at the River Neath Estuary. Aberavon Beach held 500 Oystercatchers, 250 Sanderling and 22 Bar-tailed Godwits (17th). There were 53 Mediterranean Gulls at Port Talbot Harbour (17th). Three Mandarins were at Margam Park with another at Gnoll Park (22nd). Six Little Egrets were at Baglan Bay. Four Common Sandpipers and 44 Redshanks were in Brunel Dock Basin. Two Whinchats were on Margam Moors. Kingfishers were at Baglan Pool (two), Margam Park, Gnoll Park and the River Ffrydwyllt. Four Red Kites were over Mynydd Emroch.
OTHER SITES: Porteynon had two Arctic Skuas, 23 Common Scoters, 35 Gannets and ten Sandwich Terns. Salthouse Point had 385 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Bar-tailed Godwits, 320 Knot, eight Grey Plovers and a Spotted Redshank. Counts from Whiteford were 6,220 Oystercatchers 1,008 Dunlin 307 Ringed Plovers, 24 Turnstones, three Knot, five Sanderlings, 26 Pintails and 48 Wigeon. Terry Tovey and Gwyn Randall