Makes me wonder whats in the river for it to eat. As kids we were always playing down the river catching stone loaches (which we called barabits) and minnows - I was told a few years ago that the loaches were gone. I wonder if they are back - anyone know ?
So good to see wildlife returning to the valley. I remember in my childhood that the river was black with coal dust from the mines, Tredegar is slowly becoming green again,lots of newly planted trees are now getting established.
Always spot one up Sirhowy woodlands and down the line. Wonder if the king fishers will return to Bedwellty park, haven't seen them or rabbits for that matter since the renovation (esp around the top pond where they thrived)
Mistle thrushes are still about. I spent a winter in my brothers house in peacehaven a couple of years ago and a mistle thrush decided that a Rowan tree (full of berries) just outside the window was his property, he would spend all day in the tree determinedly chasing off any intruders!. Song thrushes don't seem so abundant these days. Sparrows are almost non existent. Although, I often see a group of Long tailed tits foraging for hawberries these used to be very rare but seem to be more common now.