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Monday, 23 January 2012

Today at the lake

After yesterdays stunning Iceland gull pic from the Llandegfedd Reservoir gull roost I decided to have another go at Cwmbran Boating Lake. Now as you know I'm a big advocate of local patching its the glue that holds together targeted conservation action. Just three quarters of an hour around the lake was enough to blow the office cobwebs away and record some interesting common or garden water birds.

Gulls were performing well. First up was a ringed black headed gull from within a group of around 80 birds. Secondly a single lesser black backed gull was the first site record for a number of months and was joined by a herring gull that soon took off after an altercation with the aforementioned. Finally the now long staying Mediterranean gull was still loafing about on the floating island.

1 comment:

  1. I like that second image image of the gull with spread wings. what sort of shutter speeds were you using to get that


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