Friday, 31 May 2013

Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits Reserve

First visit of the year to Ben,Rhydding Gravel Pits Reserve, dull and overcast but the sun came out later.

On the river there was a Heron ,mallard with young,female Goosander,Swifts and Swallows flying but did not notice any Sand Martins and they usually nest in the banking across the river.

Gravel Pit
The top gravel pit is used for fishing a few Moorhen and Coots on here.

Pink Forget-me-not

This is the top end of the reserve, walk back down the river edge there are small coppice woods of tree and you can hear Tits,Chiffchaff,Chaffing,Blackbird, Robin, etc.
There are open bits of land between the trees that are boggy, great number of wild flowers and during the summer a good place for Dragonfly. 

This is the top Gravel pit which is covered in 

Yellow Water-lily

Nuphar lutea

There is also a swan nesting on the other side,Dad was in the river.

 Also to day watched the Kingfisher fly up and back into the banking, think they could be nesting.There was a Gray Wagtail and Pied Wagtail feeding along the river bank.

Down River

1 comment:

  1. sorry but the top gravel pit as you called it is on private land and is nothing to do with the gravel pits reserve.