Trip reports

RSPB Outing to RSPB Ynys-Hir 22nd May 2016

RSPB Outing to RSPB Ynys-Hir 22nd May 2016
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Monday, 30 May 2016

The coach left Huddersfield at 8am with 27 adults and one child. After a long journey through the beautiful welsh countryside we arrived at Ynys-Hir at 11.50. The weather was fine when we arrived and improved throughout the day becoming sunny and warm.
We were greeted at the visitor centre by siskins and a Nuthatch on the feeders. Some of the group walked around the site through the woodland to the hides overlooking the saltmarshes and then on the boardwalk through the wetlands. It was quite a long walk but well worth it as about 50 species of birds where seen. Many warblers were spotted or heard including Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and, Wood Warbler. Also seen was Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, Cuckoo and Red Kite.
Other wildlife seen by the group included Grey squirrels a Slowworm and a number of four-spotted chasers. There was also some fine fungus including jelly ears
Everyone enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of Ynys-Hir and many were reluctant to set off home, but all good things must come to an end, the coach departed at 4.30 and arrived back at springwood car park at 8.30 the trip cost £17.