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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Bonaparte's Gull at Portobello, Ogmore

This adult Bonaparte's Gull was found this morning by Peter Lansdown. It was relocated later on this afternoon by Paul Roberts just downstream of Portobello House where it showed well near to where the stream feeds into the river (SS869762). It was watched flying into the Sewage Works on one occasion but didn't spend much time out of view before it was back feeding in the river.
If this bird remains loyal to the area, and in particular the stretch of river that it was using late afternoon, then it will present a very good photo opportunity.
Thoughts as to whether this is the same Bonaparte's Gull that has returned to Cardiff Bay for a number of winters are sure to come to the fore. In time that theory may become more clear, but whatever the case it is a very nice find by Peter.


Jeff said...

Great find by Peter and very nice shot Mark.

Barry Stewart said...

Photo shows everything in one go - well done.

Barry Stewart said...

Photo shows everything in one go - well done.