Tredegar House Lake supported a healthy flock of around 250 mainly black-headed gull. It took a while but I eventually landed on a adult Mediterranean gull shortly before a member of the public asked me if 'all those white things were ducks'?
On the roof of the boat house there was a steady exchange of loafing birds. The Dutch ringed black-headed gull was prominent along with the German white colour ringed bird. This is the third consecutive winter this bird has been noted at the lake.. At this point it seemed that every uncontrolled dog appeared keen to sniff around my feet thereby flushing everything nearby. Then, briefly, a bird carrying a green Darvic ring alighted. This was subsequently pinned down as a Norwegian bird.
Elsewhere on the lake Snowy the leucistic coot appears to be holding territory. Three cormorant where feeding and the number of tufted duck was up to 23.