Since seeing the Kentish Plover, I’ve done a bit more birding on the patch.
A quick visit to Brynmill park on the 23rd, produced very little other than the resident Ring-Necked Parakeet being heard only.
Another visit there on the 27th was slightly more productive, with the long staying Coot being seen, along with the Ring-Necked Parakeet. Numbers of Tufted Duck had increased from eight to nine, and a juvenile Grey Wagtail showed well.
Later, at Singleton Park, good numbers of common woodland species were seen, with the highlights being eight Mistle Thrush, a Treecreeper, three Nuthatch and a Great-Spotted Woodpecker.
On the 29th, a visit to Blackpill produced nothing out of the ordinary, with a Bar-Tailed Godwit, 434 Oystercatcher, 75 Curlew, 241 Herring Gull, eight Great Black-Backed Gull, seventeen Lesser Black-Backed Gull, only 41 Black-Headed Gull and 20 Mediterranean Gull. Good numbers of passerines were in the pines on the pitch and putt, with a few Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit, Chaffinch and Greenfinch.
Another visit to Brynmill Park produced a new high figure of sixteen Tufted Duck. Other notable species were a Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron and a Cormorant.
The long-staying Coot also showed well.