A better bird hide…

Improvements to the bird hide at Llyn Rhos Ddu, the little lake by the Marram Grass car park, are finished.

Llyn Rhos Ddu bird hide - outside

Llyn Rhos Ddu bird hide – outside

Some beautiful timber has been used to make new shutters, a bench and a porch. This means the hide is more easily accessible – you no longer have to slide the heavy door out of the way.

The inside of the hide with its new bench, shelf and shutters

The inside of the hide with its new bench, shelf and shutters

The hide is easily reached from the car park: it’s only about 30m along a level path and there is space for wheelchairs inside. It’s a great place for watching swans, herons, egrets, ducks and coots.

Today was incredibly windy and although all the coots, ducks and swans were facing one way, they were being blown in the opposite direction by the wind :)

Today was incredibly windy and although all the coots, ducks and swans were facing one way, they were being blown in the opposite direction by the wind :)

 

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6 thoughts on “A better bird hide…

      1. Kay hortographical Post author

        Natural Resources Wales have replied about the bird hide – copied below. It doesn’t really tally with what I saw – for weeks on end I found the gate padlocked without any work going on, but there we go…
        “Following refurbishment of the access track and building, the bird hide has been opened daily by either staff or volunteers. Sadly, recent vandalisation did result in the closure of the building on two occassions whilst repairs were undertaken. This is an unfortunate situation but unavoidable.

        I hope this answers your question. If you have any other query please get back to me.

        Kind Regards

        Graham Williams
        Senior Reserve Manager”

      2. James Morris

        Love to stay literally just down the road from this hide but haven’t been able to for a couple of years. Arrived back excited to get a bit of photography done today (23/08/14) and was extremely disappointed to find the gate locked. Stumbled on this blog and am sad to see this is clearly a regular thing. Why?

      3. Kay hortographical Post author

        Yes, sadly it is a regular thing: I can’t remember the last time I found the hide open – apparently I’m “too early” or “too late” when I am passing by.
        Natural Resources Wales say the gate and hide are locked due to vandalism. I wouldn’t think a padlock would stop a determined vandal, but it does stop the enjoyment of many visitors.
        You can contact NRW via enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk about this – perhaps if enough people raise the issue they will take more interest in remedying it?

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