Roath Park Lake Common Sandpiper

A nice surprise on a rare summer visit to the lake were three Common Sandpiper on the east side of the island. Mute Swan 82 Lesser B/B Gull 40 one ringed G+X a regular here. Also: Banded Demoiselle  2 Emperor 8 Common Blue Damselfly lots and Black-tailed Skimmer 3 and Holly Blue Butterfly.

Cardiff Bay Wetlands

Scaup 1 Tufted Duck 230+ Little Grebe 12  Lapwing  42 Goosander 2 Redwing 6 Fieldfare 40  lots of  usual gull, One very strange looking bird view from across the bay, probably a  lucistic Lesser B/B Gull. A lot of vegetation has recently been cut down which is a pity as it was good for migrants.

Ogmore and Southerndown

In a stubble field  Southerndown: Yellowhammer 16 (sixteen) Reed Bunting 25 Linnet 54 Chaffinch  6. On the coastal path Chough 5. Ogmore est. Goldeneye 17 with males displaying  Goosander 1 Mediterranean Gull 2 ads. Red Kite 1 Watermill: Grey Heron 6 Little Egret 1 Teal 10   Peregrine caught a pigeon.