I had a quick vist to Cardiff Bay this afternoon where I was hoping to get a couple of photos of the long staying first winter Glaucous Gull but time was against me. I had an hour before I had to be back at the car so I got there pretty quick. I spotted two fellow birders standing on the boardwalk and the one guy had his scope on his back and I thought this does not look good. On getting there I asked any sign has you do and they told me they had walked all around the bay but had had no sign of it. I thought bugger so I started searching the bay, there was lots of big gulls on the water and I went through what I could make out with no scope but had no joy. Well last try and I was looking though the fairly close Black Headed Gulls and would you give it credit there he was and about 40 feet off the boardwalk and just sitting on the water. Well being a fool I whisked the trustee homemeal loaf of bread out and started feeding the Herring Gulls and Lesser Black Backed Gulls but the Glauc. just seat there and after a couple minutes it took flight and flew back over the reeds and landed by the baskets and thats where it stayed. I will have to see if I can get my hands on a seal or two and try floating it out on a rope pmsl. When I was checking the gulls I noticed a Lesser Black Backed Gull with a ring on, I tried to get him close enough to get a photo of the ring which I managed which is HBM and going by what I have been told it's from Evesham in Worcsester.
There was a couple of Reed Bunting feeding on the Boardwalk.