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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Squacco Heron at Watermill Flood, Ogmore

Another very good find by Mr Dean Bolt this morning at the Watermill Flood. A number of Glamorgan County listers were very keen to get this grip-back and those that made the effort to see it this morning couldn't have asked for better views.

Squacco Heron is for West Glam as Gull-billed Tern is for East Glam, with 3 previously accepted records before this year all coming from the other half of the county. This year so far shows no sign that those trends will end anytime soon.

Previous Squacco Heron records in Glamorgan:

1954 Nottage Court, Porthcawl, 17th to 30th May.

1994 Kenfig Pool, adult, 28th June.

2003 Lamby Lake, Cardiff, adult, 24th to 25th June

1 comment:

Paul Parsons said...

Cheers Dean! Cracking bird.