Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Llanishen Res


Two views of Llanishen Reservoir, one showing the southern end with the lagoon and willow scrub surround. The other showing the northern end, which borders Lisvane Reservoir, which has dryer low scrubby areas. The water level in the lagoon has risen to over 2m in depth and has encouraged a few species to bred successfully this year: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Coot & Tufted Duck. Maintenance has been recently been carried out on the stone banks clearing willow & ash scrub and mowing the grass banks.
What is to become of this site is still really unclear and will certainly involve a lot of politics. The current consensus states that for the reservoir to be filled to the level of 2009, could take 7 to 10 years, depending on the state of the clay lining. If the lining has been damaged due to the draining and drying out, then it's anyone's guess. 
The Reservoir monitoring group would like to thank NRW & Celsa, the owners, for their continued support in letting local birdwatchers have access to maintain the important recording of all avifauna on both Lisvane & Llanishen reservoirs.