Trip reports

Craig y Nos Country Park

Craig y Nos Country Park

Sunday, 15 May 2016

A group of 11 met for the walk on a bright morning with occasional cloud and a fresh northerly wind. The Country Park was very green with several trees breaking into full leaf cover. There were the regular spring woodland birds (chaffinch, coal tit, blue tit, great tit, robin, wren, blackbird, buzzard, etc.) in the oak woods along with migrants (house martins and warblers). A few species were heard (cuckoo, willow warbler, green woodpecker) but many were seen (blackcap, nuthatch, siskin, treecreeper, dunnock, goldfinch, mistle thrush etc.). The park was two small lakes with Canada geese and many mallard seen and the two rivers provided some closeups of dipper, grey wagtail and pied wagtail and, perhaps, the best of the morning, a dipper feeding two nestlings (see photo). A very pleasant walk in a very pretty park.