Trip reports

February morning walk around Kenfig Nature Reserve.

February morning walk around Kenfig Nature Reserve.
John Roach

Sunday, 16 February 2014

It was a sunny and relatively still morning after the recent storms when fourteen participants met up at
the Kenfig Nature Reserve car park. The Ranger advised the leader to try the gorse paths and sand dunes (see photo) as there were few birds on the Pool. However birds became scarce as we moved further from the Visitor Centre where there was much activity from great tit, blue tit, dunnock, chaffinch and greenfinch. A few meadow pipits flew by near the coastline and from a sand dune we saw a few stonechat. The shoreline was bare of birdlife but a lark arising provided some cheer as we headed inland to the Pool. From a hide we saw several species including common gull, canada goose, mute swan, a pair of gadwall, a pair of goldeneye and five tufted ducks. In all 26 species were seen and the walk was quite refreshing after many previous weeks of wet and windy weather.