Aberdevines & Alders
Ystwyth Trail, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Towards the end of our walk a large stand of Alder, Alnus glutinosa (2)
were busy with feeding Siskins, Carduelis spinus (4)(5)(6) these are small acrobatic finches which can commonly be found feeding upside down on alder cones. Siskins are a widespread species being found right across Europe. It is one of the few birds which has benefited from conifer plantations which have greatly increased it’s range.
It was a lovely walk and I look forward to walking along it later in the year when all the spring flowers are out.