09 Jan 2014 Ringing at Oxwich Marsh
In February 2013 Owain Gabb from our Swansea Office, a licensed bird ringer on behalf of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and a member of Gower Ringing Group, began ringing birds at Oxwich Marsh, on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales.The marsh is managed by Natural Resources Wales, and includes open water, reed bed, wet woodland and species-rich grassland to the landward side of an extensive area of sand dunes and open sandy foreshore. The entire area is notified as a SSSI, predominantly for its range of high-quality semi-natural habitats and associated plant communities, which feature a number of nationally rare species. The reedbed is locally important for Acrocephalus (reed and sedge) warblers, but also supports a range of waterfowl (particularly in winter), migrant passerines and invertebrates (and is notable for its dragonfly populations).
The 2013 Oxwich Marsh ringing report can be found here: Oxwich Marsh Ringing Report 31122013
For further information, please contact Owain Gabb