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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Bonaparte's Gull at Heliport

Just flicking through the photos on birdguides and there's a photo of 1st w Bonaparte's Gull from yesterday, taken by David Campbell at the Heliport.  Initial sighting at 16:19 but flying off just before 17:00.


David Gilmore said...

1st W. If that is the case, then we have two Bonaparte's Gulls in Cardiff. I saw the adult, the one that PB & AB saw and that was found by GNS.

Mark Hipkin said...

Yes, that's why I've posted the sighting. When I saw the report yesterday I had assumed that it was a typo but clearly it was not. It's great that there are 2 birds around.

Martyn Hnatiuk said...

checkout Devilbirder. he has photos of the bird