I've never visited Llwyn-on before but it wasn't difficult at all to locate the slipway where the Wipit has spent the last few winters. But, when I arrived there was nothing there but a pair of Pied Wagtails and a Carrion Crow. I walked up and down the dam a couple of times looking for the blighter but only managed to find 4 Meadow Pipits and a bus full of French teenagers.
Can you see it?!
A cracking little bird which allowed me to watch it for a good quarter of an hour. The best views of a Water Pipit I've ever had. Thanks Wayne for the inspiration!!
Earlier in the day I'd visited Ogmore-by-Sea where there were 8 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Turnstones, a Grey Plover and 3 cracking Wheatears. At the estuary there were 11 White Wagtails and some distant Rock Pipits which may or may not have been littoralis - I didn't look that hard!! Disappointingly there was little else there.
Next stop Miskin in search of Willow Tit. I dipped but I did manage to find a Dipper and 4 Grey Wagtails on the River Ely.
And then today (Wednesday) found me down in Cardiff Bay for a flying visit before I had to do a bit of work. Finally, at my third attempt, I managed to get onto the adult winter Little Gull. There were shedloads of Sand Martin and even more B-h Gulls there too. Roll on some decent weather.