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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Kumlien's Gull still at Fendrod Lake

 The Kumlien's Gull showed well at Fendrod Lake, this afternoon. Coming to bread, harassing other gulls and looking very smart in the sunshine. Well worth a visit I would say. Occasionally it would make brief trips away from the lake to spend time with other gulls gathered over the River Tawe, to the west.
Elsewhere in the county the Siberian Chiffchaff was still present around the South Pool Hide at Kenfig (ND). The Black-throated Diver was still present at Cosmeston CP (CHa)


Barry Stewart said...

Stunning pics Mark - interesting how pale the outer primary outer webs look in these sunshine shots, this making the id a bit more problematic. These gulls really do change appearance in different light conditions.

i.f.tew said...

still there this morning, 19th.

Ian Tew

Phil B said...

Agree Barry. Based on the upper photo alone I'd be hard pushed to safely differentiate from glaucoides. Cracking bird.