Trip reports

A cold summer morning around Llangorse Lake

A cold summer morning around Llangorse Lake
John Roach

Sunday, 21 June 2015

After meeting at the Lake Car Park we walked to the Lake Viewpoint and saw reed warblers and a whitethroat as well as many swans, Canada geese, cormorant and other common water birds. After the Lake viewpoint we headed anticlockwise around the Lake heading for Llangasty walking through a set of fields and a very colourful nature reserve wildflower meadow. Reed buntings were active in the reeds and several woodland birds were seen but many more were heard in the undergrowth. The bird hide is very impressive with a stained glass window, substantial dry stone walls and solid woodwork used to create a thatched, raised hide suitable for disabled access. (See photo for view from hide). Some reeds have been cleared in front of the hide to reveal water that attracts flies so that sedge warblers and reed warblers can display their fly-catching skills. Also reed bunting, greater crested grebes, swift and a gadwall family were seen. The weather improved on the way back to the car park and two buzzards were seen, bringing total species to 30 for the morning. All four participants of the walk were agreed that it was worth travelling the distance to appreciate such a pleasant environment with its active wildlife.