Having not connected with the great northern diver earlier this year at Llandegfedd Reservoir I was confident a bird reported from the same venue yesterday would make amends. No such luck! As the bird was reported from mid reservoir I decided to take the Pettingale route to the waters edge, but no amount to scoping produced the target species. Am I just unlucky or am I losing my touch?
An earlier walk around Tirpentwys Local Nature Reserve produced singing redstart and wood warbler and impressive numbers of tree pipit.