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Sunday, 30 March 2014

2 Bonaparte's Gulls in Cardiff Bay

The wintering adult Bonaparte's Gull was joined this morning by another adult, both birds seen together on occasions 10:30-12:00 at least. The new arrival is more advanced towards summer plumage with the  hood beginning to develop at the rear and no obvious grey wash on the rear neck/breast sides.

Also an Osprey picked up by Peter Howlett over Penarth Head at 10:00 which we watched heading north, presumably to follow the Taff up.

Little Gull also still present.


Barry Stewart said...

Wow - fantastic record, well done.

Graham said...

Cheers Barry. Both Bonaparte's present this evening 18:15 till dusk.