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.