Winter Bird Watch in Brecknock

Llangasty bird hide at Llangorse Lake

Llangasty bird hide at Llangorse Lake

Even the Heron looked cold

Even the Heron looked cold

40 hardy people braved the wet weather to attend the Winter Bird Watch at Llangorse Lake.

This annual event is a well established Brecknock favourite. Volunteer experts Andrew King and Keith Noble have lead groups from Ty Mawr to the water’s edge and along to the Llangasty Bird Hide for many years.  Visibility wasn’t great this time but there were many birds on our side of the lake and a variety of species.  These included wigeon, scaup, little egret, pintail and great-crested grebe.  Away from the water a pair of stonechats were spotted near the hide, as well as robins, coal tits, blackbirds and song thrush in the hedges and trees.

Returning to Ty Mawr we were invited into the Kitchen Garden Shop by by Ty Mawr owners Nigel, Joyce and Rae Gervis and greeted with hot soup and rolls prepared by Cheryl King and Alison Noble.  This was very welcome and soon warmed us up.

Huge thanks to the Gervis’ for welcoming us back each year, to Andrew and Keith for sharing their knowledge and to Alison and Cheryl for making the delicious soup.

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