Got woken early by the sun so got up and went to Coed y Dinas, Single Snipe was feeding on the left hand side still and the Redshank came over every 20 minutes or so. Sparrow hawk came in briefly but a LBB Gull gave chase lots of Long-tailed Tits on the left hand side and 2 Bullfinch, a single Reed Warbler popped up just i was packing up.
Quick trip to Pwll Penarth gave very little in photo's but lots of bird sightings. On the path to the reserve by the sewer works the Redwing were busy chasing each other 5 in total, also Wren and Goldcrest seen, In the reserve itself a Song Thrush was by the first hide, Teal were showing well in front of the first hide, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe and a Dunlin were about but out of range for the camera all in the first hide, from the second hide Water Rail seen also 4 Reed Bunting.
By The Weir 3 Heron no Dippers but Grey Wagtails were very vocal.
As the rain kept away and had an hour to kill waiting for the rugby went down to the river by my house and found some very friendly Dippers who let me sit on the waters edge and they entertained me for about 50 minutes. The one kept in the same location just jumping from one rock to another preening whilst the other would fly off then fly back as if it was feeding it is this something that has been observed by anyone else? is this a mating thing? it was almost like juvenile behaviour but as you can see from the photo's it is not a juvenile bird or is it?