Another trip to the magical Dinas again on the weekend, this time with the Glamorgan Bird Club. Friendly faces and always good to chat with like minded folk.
Last year was the first time for over thirty years that I’d not managed to visit the iconic Welsh RSPB reserve, Dinas-Gwenffrwd. Covid19 put a very firm stop to that and we all suffered enormously. So it was with much relief and a lightness of heart that I made my first visit for a good while in late April this year, when all the migrants were back and claiming territory.
Gilfach is a wonderful example of how farming can co-exist with the welfare of wildlife. All to oftenÂ maximisationÂ of produce for profit has stripped the land bare of the habitats that are needed to maintain a balance that allows a place for both production and wildlife, here it is different.
A trip up to Â RSPB Dinas, and a new CCW reserve for me yesterday,Â proved very productive with regards to the expected species, although the woods did seem a little quiet for this time of year than I remember from previous seasons. Iâ€™m wondering if this has anything to do with the lateness of spring in general?