Trip reports

June morning walk around the wetland and brownfield habitats of Morfa Berwig..

June morning walk around the wetland and brownfield habitats of Morfa Berwig..
John Roach

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Morfa Berwig is a nature reserve with wetland and brownfield habitats with ditches and ponds and in summer is full of wild flower colour. The group (eventually 19) assembled at 9.30am at Loughor Bridge Car Park where we spent 15 minutes looking out over the river in high tide watching heron, little egret, blacked back gulls, black headed gulls, cormorant and a seal. The large trees behind the car park contained a few woodland birds as well. Taking as few cars as possible (there's no car park at the reserve - only a roundabout turn off) the group travelled half a mile to Morfa Berwig. The reserve is very interesting with trees spaced out and areas of wildflowers in which are used by a range of insects and dragonflies which give the site a buzz on in the summer morning. Whitethroat, wren, dunnock, great tit, blue tit were seen and a cetti's warbler was heard. It was not a great birdwatching count (only 22 species) but there was much interest in the flora as can be seen from the photo.