Trip reports

Morning walk around Dinefwr Park and then onto the Red Kite Feeding centre at Llandeusant

Morning walk around Dinefwr Park and then onto the Red Kite Feeding centre at Llandeusant
John Roach

Sunday, 19 May 2019

It was a bright, clear and calm morning when the group of 12 met up at Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo. There was much bird song throughout the park and the challenge was to see and identify the songbirds amongst the leaves of the trees as well as those in flight above the trees. Dinefwr Park has some magnificent specimens of trees of great age and height so it was a test of the neck muscles as well as bird identification skills. Many common song birds were seen during morning in the park where the group walked along a boardwalk above a marsh, walked around a small lake, walked to a hide above a lake and up to Dinefwr Castle. Highlights were two male pied flycatchers at the small lake, blackcaps near the hide and greenfinch at the castle. After lunch six of the group continued on to the Red Kite Feeding centre at Llandeusant where approx. 100 red kites flew close to try and pick up the red meat thrown on to the grass in front of the hide (see photo). Also in contention for the meat were carrion crows, magpies and a buzzard. A fine end to the day that saw 34 species entered into the log book.