1st January saw Alec and I make a trip to Porthcawl. Bumped into a few birders there, all with the same idea of getting laughing gull on their year list.
Sure enough it was easy to find at the harbour again. Added a few gulls and turnstone and oystercatcher too. News of red-legged partridge at Wig-fach saw us pop-in on the way back for 5 birds giving great close views and another easy tick.
On to Cardiff Barrage with the hope of getting black redstart and ring-billed gull. Dipped both but managed 5 shags, redshank and cormorant. Enjoyed playing in the park with Alec.