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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Lesser Scaup still, but no sign of RND around Cardiff

The Lesser Scaup was present once again at CBWR (JDW)

A widespread search for yesterday's Ring-necked Duck at some obvious locations - Cosmeston CP,  CBWR and River Taff at Hamadryad. Also Lisvane Res. - have so far produced no sign of it (SRH, DRWG, JDW, )

A Barnacle Goose of unknown origin plus a Med Gull were the best from Cosmeston CP (DRWG)

JDW here - thought I'd add a pic of the Barnacle - a still taken with my video camera


John Wilson said...

This bird has now been seen out of the water and is not ringed - poss a good sign for a gen bird?

Paul Roberts said...

Presumably the bird that was at Ogmore Estuary until a few days ago. Benefit of the doubt?