Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Easter trip to Wales
Following a horrendous journey on Good Friday, A12, M25 fine, M4 Reading traffic jam (1 hour), Bristol Traffic jam (1 and half hours) I bailed out at Kenfig and was delighted to discover a confiding Common Toad by the path by Kenfig Pool. It even crawled out right onto the path but when I left i put it back where I originally found it, it posed nicely for the camera. Cymisfael Stream- on the stream itself, 2 Grey Wagtail seen. feeding on "skit heap" there were G<b>rey Wagtail 2 & 2 Chiff- Chaffs around the bushes, that periodically settled on the skit heaps feeding on flies. Cymisfael Stream- Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Nuthatch in the tall trees opposite side of the road to the stream it was very vocal and helped me pick it out running along a vertical branch, a Willow Tit was heard around "skit heaps" but not seen despite much searching. Viewed from the junction at the bottom of the hill. A Treecreeper flew regularly to a nest hole side of the door of an abandoned building. Behind that 2 Ravens seen perched high up in trees 1 flew away but one stayed put. Travelling along east along the A9 towards Cross Hands, 2 Red Kites soared above the road and flew left ro right. Llandeusant Red Kite feeding station at 3pm- 20 Red Kites, on journey back 2 Dipper seen up stream from the bridge. Mum's new garden, Brodawel, Llandarrog- 2 Mistle Thrush and last day a Red Kite flew across right to left at the field at the back.