Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Magical Minwear Wood

In association with West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre (WWBIC) we led a short guided walk in Minwear wood this morning, the emphasis being to try and help people become a bit more familiar with woodland bird song etc.

The "expected birds" put in quite a good show, including at least 3 singing tree pipits (two in trees right next to the picnic site lay-by).

Garden warblers were especially evident this morning singing quite loudly; one occasionally being intimidated by a male blackcap who was also a pretty good mimic of his song!

Wood warblers were singing well in various places - outnumbering the chiffchaffs and willow warblers combined! As reported recently its been quite a good spring for them here this year.

Siskins were displaying well in various places, and down at Blackpool Mill at least 2 and possibly 3 male redstarts were in full song. Breeding grey and pied wagtails were collecting food for their young and a dipper was also feeding in a usual expected place near the bridge.

It really was a lovely morning, with good light and no wind - excellent for seeing and hearing woodland birds. Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you all enjoyed it too.