A free afternoon saw me head for the WWT headquarters again. Mild and sunny, but with a cool breeze....
From the Holden Tower, I immediately picked out a Peregrine feeding way out on the Dumbles. Closer in was one of my target birds, a very pale Glaucous Gull that has been in the area for a while.
All the White Fronted Geese had left overnight, but several Bewick Swans lingered.
On a small island on the pool in front of the Tower, the unseasonable Temminck's Stint was easy to find, as it was the only wader amongst Wigeon ! Only my 3rd one, and the first for about 7 years.
From the John (?) Kirk hide, the female Ring Necked Duck showed well, I'd only seen males before.
A brief, but productive visit, and worth getting snarled up on the M4 around Newport in the rush hour on my way home!