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Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Black and white
The dis-harmony that was on display between these two species of swan back in the breeding season has melted away as both serenely fed in the shallows of Green Pool Bay at Llandegfedd Reservoir. With a tasty drawdown zone now developing there's been a dribble of waders passing through. Yesterday evening I touched base with a redshank, a ringed plover and a common sandpiper. A couple of kingfishers chased about in characteristic excited fashion and a pair of reed warbler were still carrying food. Up to half a dozen black-tailed skimmer were active along with many marbled white butterflies.