Trip reports

Field Trip to Coed y Dinas, Welshpool

Male snipe singing in the rain

Sunday, 15 September 2013

At 9.00 am seven members met Ian Bagley at Coed y Dinas for a days birding in Mid Wales.
Unfortunately, although they were aware of our visit the hide at the site had been shut the day before for maintenance work so we were unable to view the site.
It was decided to move on to The Montgomery Wildlife Trust site at Dollyd Hafren. The great diversity of habitats on this natural floodplain provides for a wealth of wildlife from the rare, inconspicuous Mudwort to the frequently spotted Brown Hare; and if birds are your thing, then Dolydd Hafren is hard to beat! Twenty one species of birds were seen by the group including Linnet, Bullfinch, Raven, Goosander and Common Sandpiper.
We then decided to visit Venus Pool on our way home and managed to see twenty four species at the site. These included Ring Plover, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, and Little Egret.
Although disappointed that we were unable to use the hide at Coed y Dinas it was still a most enjoyable day birding in this beautiful area.