Having picked up the Saturday newspapers I first stopped at Cilsan Bridge and counted the 25 Whooper Swans grazing with Mute Swans and Greylag geese. I have been struggling to see a Dipper since Christmas so I decided to head up the Cothi Valley. Raptors were on every skyline with Buzzards the most numerous but also quite a few Red Kites. I stopped at the two bridges and in total found 3 Dippers one of which was collecting nest material. A superb Grey Wagtail was also feeding from a solitary rock.
|Dipper - photo by Roger Tidman|
I drove around Brechfa forest but by now the rain was teaming down so I headed for home. On the way over Mynydd Figyn 80 Golden Plovers flew overhead.