Trip reports

October walk around the Kidwelly quay and canal

October walk around the Kidwelly quay and canal
John Roach

Sunday, 3 October 2021

The October walk took place at Kidwelly where the weather forecast for showers probably contributed to the low turnout. The quay provided a good view of a large group of approx. 100 redshank near to the railway bridge . There were other birds - gulls, crows, pied wagtail, coal tit, robin, dunnock, blackbird, swallow and a few meadow pipits nearby. In the distance out to the estuary oystercatcher, lesser blackbacked gulls, shelduck and cormorants could be seen by telescope (the presence of a large group of cockle pickers must have deterred birds here). The walk along the canal produced few woodland birds as the strong wind meant that few birds broke cover. The walk through the wild fields produced few birds as the path was very restricted in places due to unchecked shrub and tree growth. The sewage works near the car park only produced magpie and a pied wagtail. Not a very productive morning but some linnets were seen at the car park at the end of the walk.