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Friday, 31 July 2015


2015 - Lesser Scaup: Has anyone got any dates for the drake Lesser Scaup in Cardiff Bay & CBWR from 19th June to 11th July? The last date I have for this bird is 18th June in Cardiff Bay. Any info would be of help. A drake Lesser Scaup (quite possibly ours) turned up at Blagdon Res., nr. Bristol 12th July and was still present on 30th July. Many thanks. DRWG

4/08 update: Definite sighting at St. David's Hotel, Cardiff Bay on 28th June [MCP pers comm.]

1 comment:

Phil B said...

I haven't any dates to help out with. If the bird at Blagdon is the same individual it will be back over here no doubt, though we may need to wait a while, I gather it is in eclipse and every chance it is currently flightless. Up until its disappearance from the Bay the bird had been seen courting female Tufted, indeed it was trying its luck with one when I saw it at Llanishen Res in May. I think there's sufficient evidence to warrant submission of details to the RBBP.