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Saturday, 12 January 2013


2 Great White Egrets at Llanrhidian [BS]
Bonaparte's Gull: still at Ogmore [DP]
Another Bonaparte's Gull [ad W] on Cardiff Foreshore near the Water Treatment Works c11.00am [GNS]. Also seen there 13th [PB]
Waxwing: 21 at Maindy, Cardiff [MCP] - presumably feeding on berries in Canada Rd.

11th January
Lesser Whitethroat [race unk] was seen briefly near St. Thomas the Apostle Church 11.00hrs [PH & MTH]


Graham said...

Adult Bonaparte's was on the shore off the heliport / water works late morning.

Likely to be the one returning since 2009 I guess. If so, then back for its 5th winter.

David Gilmore said...

Cheers Graham

Graham said...

No sign of the Bonaparte's off the heliport / water treatment works this morning.

At Cosmeston a female Scaup. Also the 1w drake aythya hybrid (Greater Scaup x Tufted?) still present.

At Aberthaw rivermouth there were 7 adult pale-bellied Brent Geese.