Thursday, January 05, 2006

Laughing Gull and Red-legged Partridge

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.

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