Saturday 27 May – Angidy Trail, Tintern – Leader: Graham Blacker

Fourteen members turned out for this popular walk on a lovely spring day. We spent some time walking up through the woods until we came to the quaint house of Alan Parker who once again explained to us the workings of the sun dials he expertly made and quite amazing they were. We heard Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker and plenty of Song Thrushes singing throughout the walk along with Robin and Buzzard. Stopping briefly by the first pond we spotted a very smart black duck with a green head! Not knowing what this could be we carried on to the waterfall where we spotted a lone Dipper under the bridge, just a little further on we saw Pied and Grey Wagtails at the Old Forge. Continuing past the second pond we eventually came to Sue’s garden where we had a short coffee break. As she was away we had a great chat with her husband who happened to ask if we’d seen a black duck with a green head, he was surprised when we said we had as this was an escapee from his land the previous week! Strolling onward we encountered Blackcap, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, a Red Kite flying alongside a Buzzard and lastly a Heron. A fantastic walk once again which seems to be becoming a favourite with lots of members. In total 32 Species were spotted. Thanks once again for Sue’s generosity in allowing us the use of her lovely garden. (Thanks to Graham for leading) Graham Blacker