Mumbles Pier Lifeboat

Return of Mumbles Pier

A summer plumaged Great Northern Diver drew us inextricably towards Mumbles Saturday before last where, contrary to recent form, the bird was not only located but also found to be performing extremely well. Although too far out for a record shot, binoculars allowed its active feeding to be observed well Read more…

Kittiwakes, Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Kittiwake Update

At this time of year I’m normally looking forward to some great close encounters with the breeding Kittiwake colony on Mumbles pier. In the past I’ve taken some excellent photos and watched several generations of chicks hatch and finally fledge from there, and it’s always been a treat. As I’ve Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Great Skua on Swansea Pier

What a weekend it’s been. Long Billed Dowitcher, Curlew Sandpipers, incredible weather, and that’s just for starters. I’ll begin at the end however with a brilliant encounter this evening involving a Great Skua and Swansea Pier. The Skuas presence was first spotted yesterday and it was still around this morning, Read more…