Thursday, May 27, 2010
Llyn Coed y Dinas
A quick visit for an hour this afternoon provided the best birding of the year, certainly in an hour!. Various BH Gulls in different stages of breeding and plumage, a male Widgeon (injured?), White wagtail, a Moorhen trying to build a nest 4 feet up some rushes and a gorgeous GC Grebe near the hide. Also, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Wren and Chiffchaff singing but the stars of the show were the Reed warblers and Reed buntings right in front of the hide almost at arms length. Incredible views. This little 'gem' as Elfyn calls it below is a must see at this time of year. More info from the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust on 01938 555 654. Take a camera - you won't need anything larger than a 300mm lens for the two reed species.