Having safely transferred a trolley full of monosodium glutimate and trans-fats to the car it was time for a poke around. A modest count of 20+ tufted duck and Lukes three ringed adult mute swan were noted on Beaufort Ponds. At Machine Pond there were three great crested grebe and a few tufted duck.
There were no gulls on the industrial buildings near Dunlop Semtex Pond during Goosander Gwent Winter Roost Survey just two weeks ago. Today however both the lesser black backed and herring gulls were back in numbers, many appear to have already taken up territory on the sedum roofs.