Trip reports

December walk from Bryncoch to the Drummau Mountain

December walk from Bryncoch to the Drummau Mountain
John Roach

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The small group set off from Bryncoch and crossed the River Clydach where a dipper was seen (see photo). Following the tracks and back roads we joined the Forestry Commission track up the mountain. Some common woodland birds were seen in the fields and gardens at the side of the back roads but, unfortunately, the birds were very scarce in the forest as we ascended the mountain. Along the ridge there were flocks of starlings as well as crows and jackdaws. It was a windy but sunny day but birds were noticeably scarce. Descending to the farms and houses in the valley, we were rewarded with buzzard and small groups of long tailed tits and pied wagtails. It was a refreshing walk and twenty five species were seen in total.