Tour de force of a number of waterbodies in the Brynmawr - Ebbw Vale area turned up the usual crop of waterbirds. Machine Pond or as it known today Parc Nant Waun hosted 22 Goosander but it was Bryn Bach Parc that was the most species rich. Amongst the people, push chairs, dogs and cyclists were seven Mute Swan, 11 Pochard and a similar number of Tufted Duck, 60 Coot, 50 Mallard and small numbers of Black Headed, Herring and Lesser Blacked Backed Gulls.
But it was the flock of about 32 Canada Goose that delivered the most intriging bird of the day. A hybrid Canada Goose x Grey Lag Goose gave smashing views. Not sure if one of these mixed up birds has been recorded in Gwentland before but checking the web it seems they're frequent in the London Parks.