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Thursday, 13 February 2014


The Ross's Gull [1st W] still at Aberavon this am, showing off the Afan river mouth [per RM]
Plus at least 10 Little Gulls (5 x 1st W, 1 x 2nd W, 4 x ad)

Barry Dock: There are two [2] Black-throated Divers present, both together at the eastern end. [MCP & DRWG]. {This is only the second time that two have been seen together in East Glamorgan, the other being two at Sker Point 22/11/1985 [N. Odin]}
                                                                   © H. Lack

The Knap, Barry: The Long-tailed Duck is still present, along with a Med Gull [ad W], as is the drake Lesser Scaup at Cosmeston CP. Also there 9 Gadwall. [MCP & DRWG]

There was a Med Gull [ad W] at Roath Park Lake this am. [DRWG]

Late news: A Lesser Whitethroat (race unknown) seen feeding in a Roath garden 10th Feb, together with 4 Blackcaps. [Per GRC]

1 comment:

Mitch said...

I was watching the divers yesterday,at one point one surfaced some distance from the other and called frantically to reunite with the other.Wonderful sound!