Met Graham Powell who put us on to Willow Tit many thanks and good luck with the LSWP Graham. The Great Grey Shrike was seen off the Cwm Cadlan road, nice views also good numbers of Crossbills and a bonus bird a Woodcock flew over. On the downside the area was covered in litter, much less of it now since Jackie scooped a load of it up.

Roath Park lake

Well, I know at first sight this might look amusing, I thought so, Coot as a referee and I recon they could do a pretty good job, no nonsense and could spot a dive when it saw it.  However, this poor creature has had this attached to is beak for a week. The staff today made a brave effort to catch him or her but failed to do so. Lets hope that they have better luck tomorrow.

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.