A Bonaparte’s gull has been frequenting Cardiff Bay since 12 February but had eluded my attempts to find it until yesterday, when I was down at the Bay and word came through that the gull had been sighted on the west lake at Cosmeston. The timing was between buses so I had a long and rapid (for me) walk to get there, and I was utterly convinced the bird would have flown before I arrived. But, my luck was in – the Boney’s was still on the west lake, and I was very glad I’d made the effort. That’s patch bird number 90 for 2022.