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Both Great Northern Divers were at Barry Waterfront this pm ranging up and down the dock. Also Med Gull. Earlier the Whooper Swan was viewable distantly at Flemingston Moor. Yellow-legged Gull and Med Gull in the Cardiff Bay gull roost.
Brent Geese numbers back up to 21 with 3 being dark bellied. Just before christmas I had counted 25.
Wigeon back to about 50 with numbers about 150 before Christmas.
There was a Pipit showing just inside fence between the 2 flights of steps which probably is a Littoralis Rock Pipit, in with about 10 Rock and a few Meadow Pipits.
A walk over Barry Island yesterday I saw which was very propably a northern Herring Gull.
Still no sign of the Ivory Gull at Gileston- 20 years to the day!
A few pics from a recent trip to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. We had great views of the Fuerteventura Chat and Judd’s magic boots managed to locate a Houbara Bustard after much searching. A nice and relaxing trip and pretty cheap to do with EasyJet from Bristol.
The GND was still present at 16:30 on Barry Dock at the opposite end to Asda, but somewhat distant towards the Barry Island side. With Common Scoter last weekend in same spot clearly worth keeping an eye on !
Vis-Mig today included 8 Hawfinches >W, Swallow, House Martin, Siskin, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit  & Reed Bunting. The Dogger was there earlier and saw more hirundines & Coal Tits. (Photo - the point looking East.)
A few Dunlin and Ringed plovers were on the rocks at the old Black pipe site and single Greenshank and Green sand flew over. Plenty of Chiffies around this morning too with single Sedge warbler. A Wigeon on Cors crychydd reen was unusual.