Bird Walk at Bodnant


Bodnant Group

Becky explaining about bird behaviour to the group at Bodnant NT



Today with our great friend Becky we led a Bird Walk at Bodnant Garden NT. There's always plenty to see at these beautiful gardens, a mixture of formal planting and more natural woodland gardens offering plenty of different habitat. Plenty of regular garden birds around the feeders including Coal Tit, Song Thrush, Nuthatch, and a very agitated Pheasant who had taken a particular shine to one of the National Trust staff members and who was following her around the gardens, a Pheasant who thinks he's a rogue Capercaillie perhaps?

Bodnant river

The landscaping becomes more naturalised lower down in the dell



We'd all been enjoying views of a pair of Goldcrests in the yew trees when a distinctive 'wet tick' call stopped us in our tracks. That sounded just like a Hawfinch and scanning the branches we spotted a handsome male Hawfinch sitting up in full view. As we pointed out this thick-necked, heavy-billed finch to the group, it and three other Hawfinches flew right over our heads, amazing!

Bodnant waterfall

Great place to look for Grey Wagtails



Down by the stream we saw a pair smart Grey Wagtails pottering along a shingle spit before flying up to a patch of moss-covered wall where they probed all the nooks and crannies, looking for a prospective nest site perhaps?

If you'd like to join one of these special bird walks at Bodnant Garden NT in the future, take a look at their events page on https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/5de337b7-06e0-4076-abc1-dfb4822d1fd9/pages/details. Booking essential.

Or if you'd like a full day's guided birdwatching around North Wales, please take a look at our Best of North Wales Daytrips page on Very Best of North Wales Daytrip. We look forward to sharing great birds with you!


Contact us


* * *

*


Submit

Our Tweets


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. See our Cookie Policy for further details on how to block cookies.
I am happy with this
 

Cookies

What is a Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on your computer.

Why we use them

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.


<