Monday, January 11, 2016

Cardiff Birdwatch

Report by Mike Dean

About 12 intrepid bird watchers met at the north end of Roath Park Lake on Sunday, January 10th 2016. Conditions were far from ideal as it was raining and very wet underfoot from the rain the night before. We first walked around the woods to the north of the lake and then around the lake itself but by the time we returned to the cars, heavy rain and hail commenced so it was decided not to move on to a second location but to return to the comfort of our homes.

However, we were able to see some notable birds, namely – a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long Tailed Tits, Redwings together with the usual residents of the wood all to the accompaniment of a Song Thrush. On the lake we saw a Pochard, Little Grebes, Tufted Ducks together with the Mute Swans, Coots, Moorhens & Mallards.

Thanks must be given to Linda & Rob Nottage for organising the event in spite of the inclement conditions.

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