It was another perfect evening on Tuesday and feeling that we were due an Osprey Burry Port seemed like the ideal destination. By the time we arrived the tide was already very advanced filling old Pembrey harbour and almost completely covering the sand bank usually used as a high tide roost. As a result the hundred or so Oystercatchers present were squeezed together in one small area along with fifteen Dunlin and a couple of Black-tailed Godwits. Over on the opposite breakwater two Ringed Plovers were taking cover in their usual location along with my first local Wheatear of the year, a very smart female who gave good if distant views until moved on by passing dog walkers. Overhead a Shelduck whistled its way across to Whitford lighthouse but hard as I tried none of the passing Gulls would morph themselves into an Osprey. Not to worry as once again the sunset turned out to be a stunner allowing me the opportunity to try out a few new compositions having not previously photographed from this location.

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P1070469 - Burry Port sunset

Sunset over it was time to head home where I discovered that an Osprey had been seen just a couple of miles further up the Burry at Penclawdd. Looks like I had the right idea but not quite the right location. Better luck next time.

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Paul Seligman · April 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

"As long as I gaze on Burry Port sunset, I am in paradise?"

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