Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The Curlew by Rachel

The curlew can be found on the river on Llangadog Common, the bird’s long beak is used to probe into the ground for the shellfish, worms and insects that make up its main diet.

It arrives at its breeding grounds in early spring where the male circles to establish his territory. He rises into the air sharply      with very fast beating wings and as he goes higher his call  also rises in tone making a ‘curlwee’ sound. If  you are lucky you can hear this in llangadog in the evening.

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