An early morning trip to Barry Boating Lake and then Barry Docks proved fruitless with no Long-tailed Duck or Black-throated Divers. A stop at Cosmeston on the way back finally produced a decent bird with the Lesser Scaup still on West Lake along with Tufted Duck, Pochard, Gadwall & a Kingfisher whizzing around.
This afternoon there were a large number of gulls on the roof of Lamby Tip Recycling Centre mainly Herring with a few LBBGs. Highlight though was a 1st winter Caspian Gull that appeared on the lip of the roof for a few minutes before disappearing towards the tip when the gull flock spooked. Spent some time waiting for the gulls to reappear, and although a good number came back no further sign of the Caspian Gull. Also a Gloucs Landfill Herring Gull Blue 772. Most of the large gulls sit on the tip side of the roof so are not always visible from the road. Best to walk up Cors Crychydd Reen for a few hundred yards to look back at the roof. The turnover of gulls is also quite high, but there is no real way of seeing the gulls on the main tip from public view points.