Trip reports

May Morning Walk at Lliw Valley Reservoir Park

May Morning Walk at Lliw Valley Reservoir Park
John Roach

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The weather was ideal with excellent visibility, warm sunshine but not too hot walking from the car park alongside the lower reservoir up to the second reservoir. There was plenty of bird song and sightings with regular woodland birds (finches, tits, robin, wren, song thrush, goldcrest, blackcap, etc.) in the oak woods and on open moorland (mistle thrush, stonechat, jay). Photo shows group identifying the stonechat on a wire. The sky was busy with swallows, house martin, buzzard, red kite, cormorant, canada goose and corvids. Highlights were reed bunting, spotted flycatcher, willow and garden warbler and two peregrine falcons. Altogether 33 species were seen and with so much birdwatching only a few of the group made it to the Upper Reservoir before turning back to the car park.