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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Bonaparte's Gull in Cardiff

A Bonaparte's Gull (adult winter) was found in Cardiff Bay this morning [per GNS]. Possibly the returning bird to the area.


The Snipe said...

Was present out in the main bay, not far off the white sails at approx 2 p.m. [thanks Alex B for getting me on to it]. Looks like an AdW but it was v distant [viewed from Ice rink] and sitting on the water, although flew for a few seconds.

The Snipe said...

It now appears we have some record shots [see SWB] so maybe these will be enough for sumbission [if necessary as this is a returning bird].

The Snipe said...

Still feeding mid-bay today from Ice Rink, 13:00 - 13:30