There were about 300 Golden Plovers at Llanrhystud this morning. Considerable numbers of gulls and at least 200 Gannets offshore feeding. Among the throng, about a quarter of a mile out, were 2 darker, robust looking birds swooping and diving about. I was hoping they were Great Skuas but were in fact a couple of crows. There were also a few Turnstones along the shore. For several minutes I watched as two of them became engaged in what looked like a very serious and determined struggle with each seemingly attempting to push the other under the water. Not really sure what was going on there.
At Llanon I had very close views of two Red-throated Divers taking it easy and not diving at all during a 20 minute watch. Preening/relaxing? Small flocks of M Pipits/Linnets/Skylarks in the fields. Back at the car park, a car pulled in as I was about to leave. A man about my age (pretty old) wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt got out clutching a small teddy bear. He placed it on the rocks, photographed it, picked it up again and drove off. And people will tell you that birdwatching is weird.