Trip reports

April morning walk at Aberdulais

April morning walk at Aberdulais
John Roach

Sunday, 28 April 2019

A group of 8 met for the walk on an overcast, still morning. The Canal basin with the nearby river proved very productive with close ups of sand martins, a dipper and grey/pied wagtails. The river is wide, fast and shallow at this point providing excellent feeding opportunities for occasional dippers, wagtails and, surprisingly, a greylag goose. Walking north up alongside the canal there was constant birdsong and occasional sightings of birds e.g. robin, blackcap, song thrush, blue tit, great tit, nuthatch, g.s woodpecker, chaffinch and dunnock. Looking up river at one point a goosander flew by. An extension to the walk south of the car park produced a female goosander with 8 chicks on the far side of the river. Other woodland species were seen during the morning totalling 24 species.