We are coming to Rhyl soon. Can anyone please name any nature reserves nearish to Rhyl. We have a car so we can travel?. Thanks
Is Llanfairfrchan too far it’s under an hour
It might be okay?. Does it have lots of wild birds nearby? We like other wild animals as well. But my son loves wild birds.
Look up Morfa Aber too
And Nant y Coed
At Llanfairfechan there is a bird sanctuary .
It’s a great place for a walk along the shores of the Menai
There is ample parking a couple of seaside cafes and a level tarmac path most of the way
You would have to walk about a mile or so to the bird sanctuary
Every year a pair of swans nest on the pond about 200 yards from the car park
And in Spring the stream running to the beach is full of ducklings
It’s an easy run from RhylEdited: 22 July 2018, 20:43
A bit closer to Rhyl
You will find the River Elwy
Head to Abergele then to Llanwrst and at Llanair TH there is access to the river .
I fish the Elwy regularly and see more birds than I do fish LOL
I have see dippers , wagtails , occasionally the bright blue flash of a kingfisher , herons and cormorants ( which are quite common on the coast near Rhyl or Llandullas)
Mallards and large white birds I think are merganzas
There are other access points from the raid near St Asaph if you look at the map
It’s a beautiful area anyway
If you head out that way your son might be interested to see one of the oldest trees on the planet , the churchyard is in the banks of the Elwy where it is not much more than a stream , very peaceful and I would suggest plenty of bird life
A nice run from there onto Llanwrst in open countrysideEdited: 22 July 2018, 21:01
As it happens I went to Llanfairfechan today so I paid particular attention to the sign about the bird sanctuary.
You can expect to see Oystercatchers, Shell Ducks a couple of varieties of Grebe and ringed plovers
The tide was well out with vast expanses of sand. I noticed a white long necked bird very much like an egret patrolling the large puddles on the sand .
The cygnets were quite grown too as you would expect