Tag Archives: Cors Ddyga

After the rain: Cors Ddyga / Malltraeth Marsh

After all the rain storm “Desmond” brought last weekend, the Malltraeth Marsh is looking a bit wetter than usual…

ddygapath

The main path down towards Bulkeley Bridge.

ddygaexcavatorRSPB

Ironically, this excavator had been making more pools just before the rains came – this pools a bit bigger than planned!

floodedfieldsgeeseducks

The geese, ducks and swans are loving it – they’re hard to see here, but the flooded fields are filled with them.

Flooded fields, RSPB Malltraeth Marsh

In the foreground is the drainage channel, with the fence that usually separates it from the field beyond half submerged.

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Like ducks (or coots, or geese or swans) to water…

The good weather at the weekend saw lots of this year’s baby birds take to the water for their first swims.

A trio of cootlings with their fuzzy little red top knots

A trio of cootlings with their fuzzy little red top knots

baby coots

Mother (and father) goose with six goslings

Mother (and father) goose with six goslings

This pair of mute swans only have a solitary cygnet, but they're giving it their full love and attention :)

This pair of mute swans only have a solitary cygnet, but they’re giving it their full love and attention :)

solitary cygnet

Funnily enough, there weren’t actually any ducklings about!

All these photos were taken from the Lon Las Cefni, close to the point where it joins the path that comes from the small Cors Ddyga car park near Pentre Berw. Both paths have recently been upgraded and it is possible to park at Cors Ddyga and get up to the Lon Las Cefni with a wheelchair (as long as there is somebody to help with the gates – they’re wide, but not easy to manage). The car park is signposted from the A5 just past Pentre Berw, heading towards Llangefni. The approximate grid reference is SH4617772627.

This is the sign at the (very small) parking area, showing the footpaths (and where German bombs fell during WWII!)

Lon Gors information sign Malltraeth Marsh