|Dark-bellied Brent Geese|
|Adult Mediterranean Gull at Burry Port|
I moved on to Burry Port and walked out along the pier on the western side of the harbour beyond the old lighthouse. Using the scope I first concentrated on the main channel where I immediately discovered 4 Red-breasted Mergansers. There was a raft of about 20 Great Crested Grebes and as I put the scope on them I was delighted to find yet another 2012 tick in the form of a Slavonian Grebe swimming just to the rear of its larger cousins. More scoping meant I could count at least 50 Dark-breasted Brent Geese and exactly 32 Eider Ducks were added to my list. Walking back to the car a man was feeding gulls which added yet another species when an adult Mediterranean Gull joined the Black-headeds for the feast.
|Male Goldeneye at Kidwelly Quay|
Kidwelly Quay was my next port of call. There were 4 Goldeneye on the river and as usual Lapwings and Golden Plovers were doing some great aerial stuff. A Water Rail lurked in the canal and 30 Redwings were in the hedges.
I finished up at Cilsan Bridge in the Tywi Valley where the Whooper Swan flock had grown to 25.