I was not disappointing with my visit the highlights being a pair of little Egret, female Mandarin duck, Common Tern, and a pair of Kingfishers. There were still a few warblers about in the form of Reed, Willow and Whitethroats. The great crested Grebe's have had a good breeding season there were family groups all over the place. A very large flock of House Martins and good numbers of Herons, Cormorants, and Gulls were also on view.
Here's some pictures of a few birds seen on the day.
This Common Tern was a solitary bird but showed really well.
A pair of Kingfishers were flying onto this very strategically placed perch.
This pair of Kingfishers were having a bit of an argument I think its a male on the right as female's have a lighter lower mandible.
The picture below shows a little Egret with yellow legs and feet where the legs are supposed to be black and the feet yellow "hmmm strange"
|little Egret with yellow legs|
You can see by this little egret in flight that it's legs are supposed to be black.
|little egret in flight|
This female Madarin was one of three birds I spotted sat together at the the edge of the res.
Below is one of the many family of Great Crested Grebes that were on the reservoir
|great crested grebe with her chicks|
Here's a nice pair of Mute Swans
This Black Headed Gull (an immature I think) is one of the many Gulls that make their home at Llandegfedd.
|black headed gull|
Sorry about all the pics but I had to make amends after forgetting my camera on our holiday to Mull.
Llandegfedd is a beautiful place I just hope that Welsh water understands this and what an important area it is for wildlife and for the wildlife enthusiasts and tries to keep it so. There are not that many SSSI in Gwent so we should cherish them. Water sports can bring in revenue and as long as disturbance to the birds and other wildlife are kept to a minimum I can't see why they both can't be enjoyed together in this wonderful place.