WWT Llanelli: Geese & Swans

Whilst the Hawaiian geese were certainly the star attraction during our recent visit to Llanelli Wetland Centre there is no shortage of other geese species, as well as swans and a few surprises! One of the first geese we encountered during out time here was a pair of striking red breasted geese with bold black,…

Sing your heart out

It is that time of year again when the air is filled with birdsong as territories are defended and there are potential mates to impress. Today a male house sparrow was making his presence felt, singing loudly from these railings with his wings lowered and quivering from the effort. The song of the house sparrow…

Patrolling pipit

Rock pipits are a common sight on UK coastline, particularly around rocky beaches. These small birds are part of the Motacillidae¬†family which also includes other species of pipit and the wagtails. Rock pipits are streaky brown/grey in appearance and have distinctive long hind claws as seen here. These birds are insectivores, their long thin beaks…

Injured Wagtail: Revisited

You may remember the pied wagtail with an injured foot from a previous blog? Well today I caught up with this bird once again and was delighted to discover he had survived against the odds! Warning: graphic content Unfortunately as a result of his horrible injury the foot has now been amputated, lost as the…