On our way to the beach area a pair of GS Woodpeckers had crossed our path and the small patch of trees behind the beach held several Robins,tits and a couple of Chiffchaffs.
A Stonechat perched up on neaby brambles in the sunshine enabling me to get a quick shot.
Clive decided to leave us to it and we walked a little further west towards the Rhymney Estuary but the high tide had pushed all the waders on to the shore on the other side of the estuary so everything was really distant with few good photo opportunities.
We headed back and as we walked along the path at the side of the reen we bumped into John Wilson who had been carrying out his WeBS count and chatted for a few minutes,a little further along and we heard the call of a pair of local Common Buzzards overhead as they circled the fields and nearby tip.
We got back to the car and after a quick circuit of Lamby Lake Rob headed for home,I'd really enjoyed visiting an area that I'd never birded previously and both Rob and myself had managed to get a couple of decent "snaps".
I decided to stay out for the day and headed west to Eglwys Nunnydd reservoir to try to photograph the Black Terns and Common Tern that had been reported from there in the morning.
After a fruitless call in to KNNR on the way I arrived at Eglwys and bumped into Gary Welsbey who confirmed that the birds were still around,I also met Peter and Simon Murray as I walked to the east end of the water before chatting with George Morgan who was just leaving.
The birds were favouring the middle of the reservoir and so I walked around to the far side to get the sun behind me only for the birds to move further away and closer to the side I had just walked from !! Sods law !!
I managed to get a few shots of the Common Tern as it ducked and dived over the water.