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Saturday, 26 January 2013


26th Jan.
Black-necked Grebe still Kenfig Pool [AM, GH]
Bonaparte's Gull (ad W) still at Cardiff Foreshore WTW [PB]
Bittern (1) at KNNR

25th Jan.
Bonaparte's Gull (ad W) still on the Ogmore river [DCB]
Bittern still at Forest Farm, Cardiff [RM]
Water Pipit at Ogmore [DCB]

1 comment:

Phil B said...

Thanks Jake. The Bonaparte's appeared in exactly the same place as 2 weeks ago, in flight over the fence east of the big concrete building at east end of Water Treatment Works. It came in off the foreshore at 14.55 with a flock of Black-headeds and immediately lost to view as it dropped onto the first settling tank inside the fence. Waited for one hour and didn't see it again though it could easly have slipped out without me noticing as gulls continually flying in and out of works either side of me.