Trip reports

A February morning walk around Laugharne

A February morning walk around Laugharne
John Roach

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Although the weather was cold, windy and overcast it remained dry for the five participants who enjoyed a rewarding morning's walk around Laugharne. Starting at the central Castle car park we walked the semicircular small cove enclosing an area of gullied marsh that provided feeding areas for heron, little egret, teal, redshank, black-headed gull, herring gull, mallard, meadow pipit , widgeon and curlew. Along an open culvert into the march a grey wagtail was seen. Looking over the Taf estuary (see photo) there were shelduck, greater and lesser black backed gull, oystercatcher, pintail, cormorant and a greater crested grebe. Walking through the village and into the woodland overlooking the estuary we saw many species as expected e.g. robin, great tit, blue tit, blackbird, magpie, collared dove, rook, carrion crow, jackdaw, goldfinch, chaffinch. A long walk (4.7 miles) but memorable for the 35 species seen.