Saturday, 12 October 2013

Rush for the Thrush

Got out for the first of this winters BTO winter Thrush Survey this morning - my square takes in the edge of Nelson Bog and Parc Penallta. Last winter saw very few Fieldfare or Redwing, but lots of Blackbirds. what a difference a year makes. No Song Thrushes, only 5 Blackbirds (all in the same area), but constant groups of Redwing flying over, heading north east. estimate during the survey was 275, but could have been much more going over.

A walk up the Taf Trail as far as Pont-y Gwaith farm pond, this afternoon, provided several views of a Kingfisher, and 2 red-head Goosanders. An Emperor dragonfly was still on the wing at the pond. Plenty of fungi, including several Chanterelles and Fleecy Milk Caps.

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