Sunday, 7 November 2010
Gorgeous Morning Walk
After a day indoors at a conference I woke to find the sun shining and so took a half an hour drive up to Mynydd Llanllwni a fairly big area of open moorland backing on to the Brechfa Forest. It was magnificent with perfect light and no wind.
You always expect to see raptors here and I was not disappointed. The usual Buzzards were sitting on telegraph poles as I approached the moor and it was not long before I picked up a Red Kite being mobbed by a male Kestrel, The latter is now a very scarce bird in Carmarthenshire away from the coast. Ravens were very vocal and I soon counted 12 of these great crows and a flock of 30 Fieldfares flew "chucking" overhead.
A wonderful walk with some great birds all in just two hours.
Then it was back home in time to watch Cardiff City v Swansea City on TV.